using windows 7 disk managment

  acein1 31 Jul 11

hi,i got a new p/c "win 7", the hardrive is partitioned approx 50/50.main drive "c" and "d" using windows 7 own partition tool, i want to delete "d" and expand "c", strong textmy problem is the option to expand my "c" drive is grayed out, can anyone please tell me , if i delete my "d" drive will the option to expand my "c" drive be available, thanks the drive is 500gb split 50/50

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 31 Jul 11

Yes you can only expand into Unallocated space so delete D:

it will then become unallocated and you can expand C: to fill it.

However it can be wise to separate your data files from your operating system, if you have to do a restore to factory setting only C; will be restored and all you data in D; will remain untouched.

  Splodge 31 Jul 11

If you think to lose your D drive just to give you space, I would forget it!

I have had my older computer for over 8 years and put on over a 1000 songs plus some 50 films as well as all the dross and old programs that have accumulated over the years. I do not delate anthing and my 250Gb still has lots of space.

Leave the decision until you need to do so. The chances are you will get a new computer first.

By the way the old one id a Sony Vaio and I have tinkered with it, opened it up switched drives (I have 4 of 200Gb and 250Gb. many times.

I only do it because "idle hands" kick in!

  woodchip 31 Jul 11

By Messing with the Partitions, you may not have no way back if you have problems with the C:\ drive. As there may be a Restore image on the drive, this will not work if you change Partitions

  acein1 31 Jul 11

many thanks to you all for your advice, all taken onboard for some thought cheers


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