How to Expand OS drive in Windows7

Using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Studio 1569, 4 GB Memory, 64 bit OS. Hard drive is partitioned OS (C) = 57 GB used/10MB free; D = 43.5 GB used/314 GB free (AFTER I used the Windows Disk Management tool to shrink D by 40 GB)

The same Windows Disk Management tool will NOT allow me to expand the OS(C) drive by the 40 GB I shrank drve D by.

HELP!!

Thanks for ANY help and assistance!

Gary
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  1. Download and install EASEUS Partition Master. That program will let you expand your C: drive. And its free.
  2. glminor said:
    Using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Studio 1569, 4 GB Memory, 64 bit OS. Hard drive is partitioned OS (C) = 57 GB used/10MB free; D = 43.5 GB used/314 GB free (AFTER I used the Windows Disk Management tool to shrink D by 40 GB)

    The same Windows Disk Management tool will NOT allow me to expand the OS(C) drive by the 40 GB I shrank drve D by.

    HELP!!

    Thanks for ANY help and assistance!

    Gary


    I've heard horror stories about people expanding and shrinking drives that have operating systems installed on them. When you shrunk the D drive the spare space is usually removed from the end of the partition, which makes it difficult to allocate to the C drive which usually comes first. This can sometimes render the system partition unbootable and may require a reinstallation.

    EaseUS is one of the better tools, but try it at your own risk
  3. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    Action taken/issue resolved: Used EASYUS Partition Manager. Successfully "moved" D drive data and then re-partitioned (Expanded) C drive. OS is working GREAT -- now just have to un-install/re-install Office 365 and MS Lync --which started this whole issue!! Just my opinion and FYI -- I'm NOT impressed with Office 365 nor MS Lync!

    Gary
  4. glminor said:
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    Action taken/issue resolved: Used EASYUS Partition Manager. Successfully "moved" D drive data and then re-partitioned (Expanded) C drive. OS is working GREAT -- now just have to un-install/re-install Office 365 and MS Lync --which started this whole issue!! Just my opinion and FYI -- I'm NOT impressed with Office 365 nor MS Lync!

    Gary


    That's good to hear. I'm glad we didn't have to deal with another one of those "BOOTMGR IS MISSING HELP!" theads!
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