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expanding C:

  1. #1


    Steve Guest

    expanding C:

    My ASUS came with a C: and a D: (80GB each), I assume C: for the OS and
    programs, and D: for data. What I wanted was decrease C: down to about 40 GB
    and increase D: to about 120 GB. However, Vista will only let me shrink C: a
    tiny bit, and even then won't let me slide it into D:. Then, I gave up with
    two partitions and tried deleting D: and just using a single C: partition,
    but the disk management wouldn't let me combine the two. Any suggestions?
    I'd hate to pay just b/c this is a one-time use, but that may be necessary...
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: expanding C:

    The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
    it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.

    If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
    Management tool. You can use Acronis Disk Director suite. The latest posted
    version (ver 10.0 build 2160) is 100% Vista compatible. After installing the
    program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the computer and boot up with this
    CD.
    Do your partition work from there. You will not be hampered with locked
    files.



    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)



    "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:342F76EC-FFE2-4333-8BB7-DA7A826A00EC@microsoft.com...
    > My ASUS came with a C: and a D: (80GB each), I assume C: for the OS and
    > programs, and D: for data. What I wanted was decrease C: down to about 40
    > GB
    > and increase D: to about 120 GB. However, Vista will only let me shrink
    > C: a
    > tiny bit, and even then won't let me slide it into D:. Then, I gave up
    > with
    > two partitions and tried deleting D: and just using a single C: partition,
    > but the disk management wouldn't let me combine the two. Any suggestions?
    > I'd hate to pay just b/c this is a one-time use, but that may be
    > necessary...
    > Thanks!



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  3. #3


    Steve Guest

    Re: expanding C:

    OK, thanks for the response. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to just have the
    software. This will only be a one-time thing, so I was trying to get around
    paying, but the flexibility to do it when I want will be nice.

    "Richard Urban" wrote:

    > The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
    > it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
    >
    > If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
    > Management tool. You can use Acronis Disk Director suite. The latest posted
    > version (ver 10.0 build 2160) is 100% Vista compatible. After installing the
    > program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the computer and boot up with this
    > CD.
    > Do your partition work from there. You will not be hampered with locked
    > files.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    > (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    >
    >
    >
    > "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:342F76EC-FFE2-4333-8BB7-DA7A826A00EC@microsoft.com...
    > > My ASUS came with a C: and a D: (80GB each), I assume C: for the OS and
    > > programs, and D: for data. What I wanted was decrease C: down to about 40
    > > GB
    > > and increase D: to about 120 GB. However, Vista will only let me shrink
    > > C: a
    > > tiny bit, and even then won't let me slide it into D:. Then, I gave up
    > > with
    > > two partitions and tried deleting D: and just using a single C: partition,
    > > but the disk management wouldn't let me combine the two. Any suggestions?
    > > I'd hate to pay just b/c this is a one-time use, but that may be
    > > necessary...
    > > Thanks!

    >
    >


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