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    Default Making C drive bigger

    I have run out of space on C and I want to make it bigger.

    I am not sure (since its been ages since I configured it) if C drive is its own physical disc or if the physical disc is partitioned.

    My setup is like this

    C = 20gig
    F = 200gig
    G = 150gig
    H= 150gig

    Out of these 4 I think there are 2 physical discs, will check when I get home on that one, but I am not sure what is partitioned to what.

    I want to take one of these and join it to the space of C cause I am constantly running out of space on C drive.

    How do I do this and what problems might I face?

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Unless one of the bigger hdds are part of C.

    I dont think u can join any of them with C, (unless its one of their partitions).

    Either format one of the bigger hdd's and reinstall windows on one of them. And make the 20gb a slave.

    Go to control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management.

    This will show u if C is part of one of the bigger hdd's.

    You'll need something like Partitionmagic to make it bigger (if its part of another hdd).

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Or Ghost C:, then restore it to a blank bigger partition.

    Or just don't keep installling stuff on C:.
    My C is 10Gb, used 3.5Gb.

    I don't allow MyDocuments there either.

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Or Ghost C:, then restore it to a blank bigger partition.

    Or just don't keep installling stuff on C:.
    My C is 10Gb, used 3.5Gb.

    I don't allow MyDocuments there either.
    This isn't a option, most of the new games install the files to MY DOCs to be vista compatible (pain in the rear)

    This is whats causing my C: to balloon out of control

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Ah, Vista.
    Add curry, 2GB RAM, 250 GB new drive and simmer for a day or two. Might need a pinch of salt.
    Sorry, Vista is a bit hungry so it looks like an upgrade is what little Willy G wants you to do. What you want is not really relevant.
    Nah, MS wouldn't adopt that attitude. Read the advertising again, it is pretty well thought out. The rest of the package slips a bit as yet.
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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Ah, Vista.
    Add curry, 2GB RAM, 250 GB new drive and simmer for a day or two. Might need a pinch of salt.
    Sorry, Vista is a bit hungry so it looks like an upgrade is what little Willy G wants you to do. What you want is not really relevant.
    Nah, MS wouldn't adopt that attitude. Read the advertising again, it is pretty well thought out. The rest of the package slips a bit as yet.
    I am running XP Pro SP2
    but the games are now made to conform to vista so they save all the data files save games etc in my docs.
    I can't change this even though I am not using vista.

    So I have to make C bigger, thats my only option.

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    I am running XP Pro SP2
    but the games are now made to conform to vista so they save all the data files save games etc in my docs.
    Normally game save data is very small.

    Are you installing all your games on C drive? If so I would change them to one of your bigger drives, sure they will keep the game save data in your My documents folder...

    You can always change the default location of My Documents folder to another drive.

    It's easy enough to do go here to Kellys
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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Will post more and accurate info when I get home.

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    but the games are now made to conform to vista so they save all the data files save games etc in my docs.


    So I have to make C bigger, thats my only option.
    They always did.
    Move MyDocumnets.
    Mines happily on D:

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    Default Re: Making C drive bigger

    I am moving my docs but I don't think it will be enough
    Partition Magic confirms that C and F drives are the same physical disc 200gb in size so I need to merge these two back together.

    Can I do this and still retain the info in both drives?

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