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can i move os to a different partition in the same hard drive?

I have a 640 Gb hard drive. when i click on 'computer', it says my hard drive has "62.1 GB free of 97.6 GB".

when downloading windows 7, there was a step that asked me which partition of the hard drive i want to download the os... i remember choosing the one with about 100 Gb (I think this was the partition with 97.6 Gb) but apparently this partition is now for my regular files. is there a way i fix this so my regular files have the largest partition? please help!
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    no you cannot move windows to a different drive you have to format your c drive and reinstall the windows again and this time do it carefully..
  2. You can move your User folders to another drive. Things like Documents and Pictures. That is where a lot of the file usage is in normal PC's. People download pictures and music ect.

    As for programs, like what i do (Because i have a 240GB SSD) I have a 640 GB drive that i install all my games to. Just when i install them, i make sure i do an advanced install, and change it from my C Drive to the E Drive.

    Other options are Extending the parition using some 3rd party but free software or cloning it to another patition but that takes a few extra steps.
  3. prit87 said:
    no you cannot move windows to a different drive you have to format your c drive and reinstall the windows again and this time do it carefully..


    can i somehow combine the partitions or something so i dont have to do all that?
  4. yes you can do that by a software named easeus partition master...
  5. prit87 said:
    yes you can do that by a software named easeus partition master...


    doing that should expand the space for my regular files right?
  6. easeus partition master helps creating and merging partition but i will strongly recommend you to keep a backup of your important files before doing it...
  7. oh nevermind i think i solved it...

    to anyone that visits this thread upon bearing the same issue:

    1. i just clicked on start, and then right clicked on 'computer'.
    2. then click 'manage'.
    3. on the left hand side, click 'disk management' under 'storage'.

    now for me, the issue was the box showing the largest partition had a black strip, while the rest had blue, and it said something like 'unallocated space'.

    4. i just right clicked on the box and clicked on the only option that makes sense to use (i think it said 'new volume' but i cant remember for sure)
    5. then a wizard thing pops up, and i just kept clicking 'next' and then finally 'finish'.

    i think this has solved my problem.
  8. OH haha yea the rest of your hard drive wasn't even partitioned. The back is free space. What would have been better if you right click on the C Drive and then Expand the parition. This would allow you to make it all one drive or expand it another 100 or 200 gigs and then make another parittion as well
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