I bought my computer and it was partitioned into 2 partitions, one is c:\ which has only 30G of space and d:\ has 200G of space. I am trying to install some applications but I ran out of space in c:\. I want to move some of the space from d:\ into c:\, how can I do this? The OS on the machine is Vista Home Edition. Please help.
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Re: how to add more space to my c drive using Vista
You have three routes: 1) Buy Partition Magic, install it and re-partition the disc. If you have a way to do it, back up all your data first. 2) Backup your data. Download the free, Open Source partition editor, GParted Burn it to CD, following the instructions included with it. Boot the CD and change the partition sizes. 2) Back up all your data and re-install Windows from scratch. You may have to create the CD/DVD for this from the disc images already on the PC. There should be a utility already installed to do that if this is required.
Whilst doing so, you will usually (but not always!) be asked which disc partition you want to install Windows into.At this point, you can delete all existing partitions and create new ones (or a single large one) of the size(s) you want. When all is finished, restore your data.
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Depending on your operating system and the level of access you have, you may be able to expand the D: partition and shrink the C: partition. Right click on My Computer in Windows XP (Computer in Vista or Windows 7), select Manage, and open Disk Management. From here right click on the 2 partitions and see if you can alter them.
If not, you can always move stuff from your C: partition to your D: partition (or to external storage such as a DVD or external hard drive) to make more room.
Creating a new partition in your hard drive may be achieve in three ways. If you're installing a fresh Operating System into your PC, you can setup extra drives such as drive D: or drive E: for backup purposes. But if there's already a ready OS, you can right click the My Computer icon in your Desktop and select Manage then hit Disk Management. If you have seen Unallocated Space, you can right click it then hit Create New Partition, and if none it means that your hard drive has no more space to create another extra drive. If you find the two preceding ways quite complicated, you can also use software such as Partition Magic.
Hi, 1. Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel 2. Select the System and Maintenance option if you are using
the Control Panel Home View and Administrative Tools if you are using
the Classic View 3. In the Administrative Tools section, select Create and format disk partitions. 4. For Classic View users, select the Computer Management option and select Storage. When done, click Disk Management 5. When the list of your drive is displayed, choose the one
with which you want to merge your partitioned drive with (e.g. disk D:)
and select Delete Volume. 6. Hence, select your drive C: and the option Extend Volume.
You computer will automatically select empty available spaces on your
hard disk, and you can alter them if you wish to do so.
You need to partition your hard drive before you install an operating system on it. If you boot off your windows CD and your hard drive has a partition already you will get a screen that prompts you to format it. You can also dellete the partition and make a new partition. AT that time you can select the size of the partition you want to make and creat multiple partitions. If you choose you can creat one smaller partition from the space available for you to format and install windows on and format the rest of the available space later on after windows is installed from the Administration Tools in control panel.
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. To create a partition or volume
(the two terms are often used interchangeably) on a hard disk, there
must be either unallocated (empty) space on the hard disk or free space
within an extended partition on the hard disk. If
there is no unallocated space, you can create some by shrinking an
existing partition, deleting a partition, or by using a third-party
partitioning program. For more information, see Can I repartition my hard disk? For more information about reformatting a hard disk, see the "What is reformatting?" section below.
you can create additional drive partitions by right clicking on my computer, select manage, and open the computer management snapin console, once there you should go storage-disk management, select the drive you wish to partition from there
I RUN BOTH XP AND VISTA ON THE SAME SYSTEM YOU ARE BEST TO PARTITION THE DRIVE AND PUT THEM IN SEPERATE SECTIONS, I USE XP FOR KIDS OLDER LEARNING PROGRAMS WITH 256 RESOLUTION AND UPTODATE PC ON VISTA SIDE. AFTER FDISK FORMATING DRIVE I FIRST INSTALLED XP IN PARTITION THEN UPGRADED WITH FRESH INSTALL OF VISTA TO SEPERATE DRIVE , WHEN BOOTS ASKS YOU WHICH START UP SYSTEM YOU NEED N U LOAD DRIVERS IN NORMAL WAY AND GET DRIVERS OFF INTERNET , U CAN USE VISTA SETUP TO GET DRIVERS PUT ON DONGLE THEN RELOAD ON XP AND LOAD DRIVERS.
YOU WILL HAVE TO ADD A PARTITION TO YOUR DRIVE IF GOT SPACE AND DONT WANT TO START FRESH. THEN SEE IF XP CAN BE LOADED ONTO IT ILL TRY IT ON MY SYSTEM TO C IF LET U GO BACKWARDS RATHER THAN UPDATING
Put your window XP disk into the Disk drive. Start up your computer. When it asks you what Drive you want to install it on select C:\ (where Vista is) Say yes to deleting the current Operating System and follow the instructions from there.
You did say you wanted to Uninstall Vista!
If you mean Dual Boot Vista and XP, then you will need to create a Logical Partition of about 10 Gb to install XP on and when asked where to install select this partition. But note that XP will wipe the Boot sector clean of all other Operating Systems which means that if you want to Dual boot then you will have to reinstall Vista again to get Dual Boot functionality.
Mind if I be a smart ass for a minute? The problem is you bought windoze vista instead of XP. Vista is pretty bad. Sorry.
If I were in your shoes, I would backup anything important, reformat
the drive and reinstall the crappy Vista software (if you must).
If you decide to reformat, may I recommend that you devide your drive into two partitions?
With a 130G hard drive, I would make two partitions. A 30G Boot
partituon (c: drive) that you can store your O/S (Vista) on, and a 100G
partition (d: drive) for everything else.
When you do this, you only have to back up your boot drive, and since
it's only 30 G you don't need as many CDs/DVDs/room on an external
drive. Also, if your boot drive becomes corrupted, you only have to
restore that one drive from your backup.
Norton Ghost is a perfect utility for doing backups like this since it will make the backup on bootable CDs or DVDs.