1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Re-sizing partitions?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RDKx, Dec 8, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RDKx

    RDKx Thread Starter

    May 24, 2010
    Hi guys, got fed up with corrupt this, corrupt that so done a fresh install. Didn't ask me what I wanted to set my partitions at so it's done a data of 150gb and a c: of 150gb.

    2 Nights ago I done this, I then shrunk it to 50gb, but on the data drive 'extend volume' is greyed out.. Anyways, I tried to set it as active drive, that didn't work so set main back, then restarted (windows update) and got: bootmgr is missing, so had to re-install again. So this time I'd rather know how to resize my stuff. I wan't my C drive @ 50gb and my D drive @ 250gb.

    So yeah, can someone help me to get my C drive down to 50gb and my D drive up to 250gb :D.

  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Just set the sizes during installation. There should be no need to change them afterward.

    They can be edited easily using:

    Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
    If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

    This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.

    50 GB's is pretty small for a system drive. Even if you install programs to a different drive, every installaton will add more files to the system drive, and for some programs, almost all their files are on the system drive instead of in Program Files. But you could resize later, though it is risky every time.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1030340

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice