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Murielbin0

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My laptop C partition has a low disk space problem and only 3% of free space is left there. It just always stops me installing some new programs from yesterday. Is it possible for me to extend this partition space? How can I do that? I am using Windows 7. Please, help me! Thank you very much! 


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DSTM

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Hi and welcome to GTG.

If you have more than one partition on the hard drive that Windows is installed on, you first need to 'Shrink' the partition immediately after the Windows partition. Windows 'Disk Management' can not shrink the begining of a partition (only the end of a partition), so you need a third party utility to first shrink the non Windows partition and then 'Extend' the Windows partition into the "Unallocated" space created when you shrunk the front of non Windows partition.

 Partition Wizard Home Free Edition can do this for you.
http://www.partition...on-manager.html


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iammykyl

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:welcome:  Murielbin0

 

If you follow the instructions, we will be able to see your exact HDD setup and to see if you have any unallocated space too add to your partition.

 

Please give the brand/model of the laptop.

Read the How Tos, then,

go Start, > click Run, then copy and paste this bolded text in the little box, diskmgmt.msc > click OK. > Go full screen with the window that opens, > take a screenshot and upload with your next reply. 

 

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On the top menu, > click File > click Save as, Be sure to save as jpeg,...otherwise it may be to big to upload

save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing.


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Kimberly78

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It depends.

1). If there is enough free space left on the same physical drive with this C partition, you can directly try to extend this C partition space with Disk Management tools. Open Disk Management, shrink or delete one partition with free space, right click your C partition and select Extend Volume to add the free space to this partition.

This way often works when the free space is behind this C partition.

2). But, if the free space is not continuous to this partition, some partition resizing software, like GParted, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, Active Master Partition and more online, could be your choice to help you out.

3). But, if there is no any free space left, just buy a larger drive to instead the original one.

In case of data loss, also back up all partition data in advance.  


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Rebeccay8

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Is there any other partition on the same computer? What is the operating system?

If you do have no luck to remove this low disk space problem, you can follow this video tutorial to extend this partition:

youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk

This video tutorial has offered detailed steps for you to add enough free space to your assigned partition. 

But, if this also cannot help you out, you may have to buy another new drive instead. 


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We need to find out how your hard drive is set up before we can offer the best advice.

Get the screen shot as already suggested so we can look at it.


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