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#1 Tomterific

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:39 PM

I just acquired an HP laptop that works OK but has a strange mixture of primary type partitions. As you can see from the attached pic of the way the partitions are arranged, Having lots of unallocated space, I'm unable to create another one since three primaries limit me. So, I Am afraid to combine any primaries if that's even possible. I need advice please.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:44 PM

Right click inside the boundaries of the "C" rectangle and hit "Extend Volume" and it will merge with the unallocated space.

PS: Not only will that provide you with a massive amount of space, but it should also improve your performance by a fair bit, as overfilled hard drives that contain the operating system, get slower the more they fill up.


Edited by rockysosua, 18 September 2014 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 06:24 AM

I'm only concerned that I could loose the Windows reserve since we no longer get a CD to cover that loss. I'm looking for a simple, clear tutorial on the whole subject of reserve, boot, and windows on C: which I've not seen before using XP. I will try that if you can say you think that's not a big risk?

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:05 AM

What will happen if I use the CD with EPM on it to boot into Easeus then change the C: to logical, then create another partition with part of that space. Then go back and change the reduced C: to primary? That will give me another partition to use for data.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

DO NOT CHANGE C: TO A LOGICAL DRIVE.

 

Here's your tutorial... http://www.7tutorials.com/how-manage-your-disks-using-disk-management-utility .

 

What rockyosua said is correct, you can extend C: into unallocated space that is next to C:.

 

The D: partition is the Recovery partition and won't be bothered by extending C into the unallocated space.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

Do not worry. Extending the volume is not gonna make any harm. It will give you a better performence + more space on the C: Drive.






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