C Drive - how to increase it

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C Drive - how to increase it

Postby Andycaps » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Hi Guys,
I just purchased a Toshiba laptop - switched it on, and set up Windows 7.

Viewing my drive set up through Windows Explorer I noticed the following.

Disk 1 (MBR)

*:System / NTFS / Capacity: 400MB / Used: 211.42 / Unused: 188.58 / Status: System / Type: Primary

C: WINDOWS / NTFS / Capacity: 59.23GB / Used: 49.21GB / Unused: 10.02GB / Status: Boot / Type: Primary

Disk 2 (MBR)
D: Data / NTFS / Capacity: 698.64GB / Used: 51.85GB / Unused: 646.78GB / Status: active / Type: Primary

I have no idea what possessed Toshiba to set the system drives up this way but as you can see my C drive has just 10.2GB left - I am already installing to my D drive but system updates and other activity will default installation to the system c drive.

I have downloaded the EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Home Addition but there appears to be no facilities for increasing the c drive partition as there is nothing to the right of the C drive - is this correct?

Does anybody know how to increase the C drive?


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Postby M.Mao » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:40 am

Dear Andycaps,

We think you can copy the system disk to a larger hard disk intead:
http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-pa ... k-copy.htm

When you click on 'Apply' to take effect the copy, please tick on 'Shut down the computer after changes are applied'. Please do not power on your computer with both source and destination disks connected as this may cause boot trouble.

After you boot from the destination disk normally, you can try to extend the partition C with unallocated space on the new disk.
http://www.partition-tool.com/download/ ... tition.swf

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Postby eworldcom1 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:00 pm

what possessed Toshiba to set the system drives up..............?

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Postby zhihui » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:36 pm

Dear eworldcom1,

If you have the same problem, you can refer to the last reply to solve your problem.

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