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Switching C: Drive On Vista?


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dtd_tank

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Hey all! I found you searching Google, and I'm hoping that you could help me out with a problem I'm having. I tried asking the IT guys at my work and they weren't knowledgeable enough about Vista to be able to help.

I just ordered a refurbished HP Compaq Presario laptop with the Vista Home Premium OS. Here are my specs:

  • AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
  • 1.43 GB RAM
  • 120 GB HD

The problem I'm having is that they installed my hard drives in a weird fashion. Here's a screen shot of what's going on:

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Everything I've got on the computer wants to be saved automatically to the C:, but my C: is much smaller than my D:. Is there any way to combine my C: and D: into one larger (103.6 GB) drive? If not, is there a way for me to make the D: my main drive for everything?

I tried right-clicking My Documents and a few other things and switching their locations to D:, but then it gets really messy, replacing all of my "My Documents," "My Music," etc. links with links to the D:, and even makes the Documents, Pictures, Music, and Games links on the top right corner of my Start menu become four copies of the same D: link. This is really confusing me, and I'd like to see if you guys could help me out a bit.

Thank you in advance!
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I don't know why you can't use a partitioning program like partition magic. There are others out there also.

Generally to repartition is safe, but it is always recommended to back up prior to doing it.
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Would that do what I'm looking for? I'm not really sure what 'partitioning' is. Also, can I just Google search to find this program?
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You can googlr it. There are many out there and some free. They will allow you to combine the 2 (c and d).
I would recommend still keeping a c and d. In the event of disaster, you can redo the OS on c and not even touch data on D drive.

I do not use vista, so the question I have is.......Is the approximate 20 gb used on C all belong to the OS? or do you have a lot of pics/music/etc?
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That should all be OS stuff on the C: because, as I said, it's new. I haven't put anything on here except Firefox, a couple plugins, and some Windows Updates.
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