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Solved: combing hard drives in vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jcroix2002, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. jcroix2002

    jcroix2002 Thread Starter

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    bought a acer with vista basic.upgraded to 2 gigs ram.need to combine drives c and d (data) 3 gigs each,running out of space on c
    how to do?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    How large are the partitions? What is on D: and do you need to save it? Is D: your recovery partition with the Vista installation files?
     
  3. fairnooks

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    Did you misstate the size of the C and D partitions? If not, do yourself a big favor and get a larger hard drive and clone your system over.

    Otherwise I'm assuming your C and D drive are two partitions on the same hard drive? If so and if D is to the right of C as viewed in Disk Management, you should be able to delete the D volume (right click, delete volume) if there are no system files on it and then Extend the C volume into the space reclaimed by deleting the D volume.
     
  4. jcroix2002

    jcroix2002 Thread Starter

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    i believe that d is the recovery partition ..yes it is
    not a good idea to touch?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    That partition is the equivalent of your Vista CD. You will not be able to install or repair Vista if you alter it.
     
  6. lunarlander

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    hard drives are cheap nowadays. $67 for 250Gigs
     
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