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#1 treplag

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:28 AM

I have run out of disk space on Drive C.  I was thinking about replacing the drive, but then it occurred to me that I have another drive (D) that is essentially unused.  Can I just switch from one to the other?  I have Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop.  Thanks. 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:01 AM

You can move data files (music, videos, graphics, docuements) from C: to D: and thereby increase the free space on C:, which is crucial to having Windows perform properly.

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:40 AM

Typically the D: drive is the CD/DVD drive, and unless you have inserted a disk into the drive or added a second hard drive, you will not be able to transfer anything to it.


He said the same thing he had been saying for hours... "burn them all".

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:55 PM

Not necessarily...OEM systems typically create two partitions on the hard drive...before installing Windows.  That includes Dell, the OEM in this instance.

 

Drive letters (with the exception of the C: partition)...can be changed at anytime by any user who decides to do so.  The only one which must be designated is the C: or Windows partition.

 

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:37 PM

OP, could you provide a screenshot of your drives in My Computer?


He said the same thing he had been saying for hours... "burn them all".

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