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I have an ASUS K52jk-a1 laptop. It has a 500gb. hd that came divided into three partitions. The first is the Primary ,the second is the system boot and the last is the Data . There is nothing on the Data partition. I would like to do away with D and put it into C. Right now there is 334 gb. in D and only 116 in C. I don't want to take a chance of loosing what is on C right now. Can it be done and how? Windows 7 is the OS.


Edited by WilliamP, 25 February 2015 - 12:30 PM.

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Hi William :)

You won't be able to expand the C: partition with the "Data" partition space if the System Boot partition is in between them (and it shouldn't be to be honest) using the Windows Disk Management Utility. You'll have to use a third party program. Let's see how everything is organized right now.

Click on your Windows Start Menu, then right-click on Computer and select Manage. In the left tab, click on Disk Management and wait for the window to load. Once done, expand the window, then take a screenshot of it (the whole thing) and attach that screenshot to your next post.

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  • Left click on the area where you want to start the screenshot, keep it, and drag the cursor across the screen;
  • Once done, release the left button to take the screenshot;
  • In the editing window, click on the File menu then Save As;
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Alright that's awesome, it'll be easier than I thought. Before we start, are you 100% sure that there's no files whatsoever on the DATA (D:) drive? Because once you delete it, there'll be no turning back.

Edited by Aura, 25 February 2015 - 02:55 PM.

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When I open My Computer it shows D with 334 capacity with 334 open.
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Alright, here's what you'll do. You'll right-click on the DATA (D:) blue rectangle and select Delete partition. Once this is done, the rectangle should turn to black and Unallocated. Once done, you'll right-click on the OS (C:) rectangle and select Extend volume.... On the first window it'll ask you how much you want to extend that partition for. Make sure that the number of space you had is the same to the number of space available (should be the same and the maximum by default). Once done, just click on Next until the end. Simple as that :)
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Thank you . That worked great.
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No problem William glad that I could be of assistance :)
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