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Old 08-21-2014, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Want to extend my laptop C partition space
Last weekend, when attempting to install a interesting photo editing program on my computer, a notice was given and told me that the laptop C partition was in low disk space. Today, this low disk space problem also stopped me installing another new program. So, I think it is time for me to fix this low disk space problem. But, I know a little about it. Is it possible for me to extend this C partition? Or I have to buy another new and larger drive to replace this old one? Thank you for any suggestion!
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The only way to enlarge it is if you have other partitions which will give you more drive letters for each partition, If you only have the one C drive partition then you have it filled and will have to replace it with a larger hard drive, There are some higher end laptops that can take 2 hard drives but most do not have a place for them. One other option is to get a usb hard drive and use that for storing all your media and files to clear out some space so you can install the programs on the C drive.

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Like Dauntae said, you'll need to have either unallocated space and/or other partitions with empty space to extend into.

Post a screenshot of your Disk Management screen (Start -> right click 'Computer' -> Manage... -> Disk Management on the left panel). That way we know what advice to give you.

If you do have free space to extend into... then look into GParted:
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You can also add unallocated space or empty existing partitions into existing partitions with Windows Disk Management - without any additional software.
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You can also add unallocated space or empty existing partitions into existing partitions with Windows Disk Management - without any additional software.
I prefer GParted since it checks the disk before any operations, and gives a queue/preview of the operations you're going to do. It's also pretty speedy at doing it. Plus it has a nice UI where you can just drag sliders around .

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