Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:49 AM
I have a 40G hard drive partitioned into two 18.5G partitions. One partition (C:) for the operating system (XP) and programs has 16.3G used; the second partition (D:) is for data files, 9.66G used.
The C: drive is badly fragmented and does not have enough free space to run Defrag.
I want to put in a larger 150G hard drive and move all the operating systems, program files and data files to the new drive. I tried to run a back-up to no avail (not enough free space I think).
If I copy the files from the D: drive to an external hard drive, can I delete the D: partition? Would the space from the deleted D: partition automatically be transferred to the original C: drive partition?
I do not have the Windows XP disk or any disks for the programs. Any help will be greatly appreciated.