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EXPAND C DRIVE TO INCLUDE UNALLOCATED SPACE


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#1 djd1

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:25 AM

I replaced my 15 gb hdd with a 40 hdd and used acronis to reinstall my os but now I only have 15 gb total allocated to my c drive and 35 unallocated space. How to I allocate the entire hdd to my c drive?

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:50 AM

XP doesn't offer any native capability to expand the system partition, although it can resize other partitions. Third-party applications like Partition Magic or GParted can do it.

Did you clone the drives? If you use a two step procedure of imaging the drive, then restoring the image onto the new drive, you can choose the size of the partiton to restore to.

For myself, I prefer a smaller system partition and a data partition anyway, it makes drive maintenance and backup simpler.

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:17 AM

I too like having two partitions, one for the OS and one for data and non Window applications. There is an advantage to this, if you ever need to reinstall the OS you can reformat the partition and reinstall the OS without worrying effecting the other partition.

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