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Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive #34198
02/22/11 11:47 PM
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When I installed Windows 7 I made C a dual boot drive, so now I have C which is out of space and a virtual D which has nothing that I really need to keep but is all Vista, the D drive has lots of free space on it. Is there any easy way to get the D free space over to C?

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Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34200
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Clone C to D and boot from there?

free up space on my Cdrive - Ask The Tech [Re: psmith] #34201
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Ouch. I wonder if Roman and/or Chanthee can be helpful on this. I have a bad felkng that you cannot redistribute the memory.

I would suggest reinstalling those lare protrams on V onto D so that it decreases the load on your C drive.

James

Re: free up space on my Cdrive - Ask The Tech [Re: James Morrissey] #34205
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Would Norton Ghost make a reinstall easier or would it just take me back to a dual drive deal.

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34206
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Originally Posted By: psmith
When I installed Windows 7 I made C a dual boot drive, so now I have C which is out of space and a virtual D which has nothing that I really need to keep but is all Vista, the D drive has lots of free space on it. Is there any easy way to get the D free space over to C?


Preston,

I've never done a dual boot installation and I don't know what you mean by a "virtual D". If however you mean that you created a C and D partition on your drive then making more room on C is just a matter of redistributing the partitions. There is a great free tool for this called Easus Partition Master at the following link
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

I've used it several times on different systems including Win 7 to resize partitions.

Hope this helps.

Geo

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34207
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I second the tool Geo has proposed. Just expand your C partition with the software.

Roman

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34218
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Geo/Roman,

Yes, its one drive with a C and D partition. When you dual boot the OS that you boot to becomes C and the other one D. Soon as I finish customer orders I'm going to try your recommendation. Thanks.

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34227
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The tech in me says I have to give you a reccomendation I am sure the software companies also will give you before doing this.


BACKUP all critical data first. You know, the stuff you cant live without.

Sounds scary....it's not. More than likely 99.99999% chance...all things will go good and your backup would have been cautionary. But just beware you ARE changing how the computer sees your hard disk, and while the chances are very slight with this proven software, I would not have done my duty if I didn't warn you .

Roman

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34228
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Is there any software that will back up everything on the system drive so that I could restore and get quickly back up and running if something goes wrong?

To be more precise, something that will back up EVERYTHING. For instance, will it restore an activated version of Photoshop and Office to its working state?

Re: Is there an easy way to free up space on my Cdrive [Re: psmith] #34229
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Carbon Copy Cloner will do this, but it may be Mac only.
I believe Norton Ghost will make an exact dupe of the drive so you could just swap it in.

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