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Old computer geek needs some computer help

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 1:49 PM
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Let me know if anyone has a solution as to how to do this:

I bought a desktop a couple of years ago and installed a 500GB SSD with Win 10.
The SSD had 2 partitions, so I have C: and D: drives instead of one contiguous drive.
My C: drive is small and is running out of space, but I have 300+GB on the D: drive that I want to use.
I thought this would be simple, but Disk Management (or some other software) will not allow me to extend the C: drive since the D: drive is not next to the C: drive.

I need to be able to move the D: next to C: but there is a Windows RE tools in between, and nothing I've tried allows me to move D:.

Do any of you have any suggestions? I don't want to buy a larger SSD when I still have lots of room on that drive that I cannot seem to get to.

BTW: I have some other larger drives that I could clone my 500 SSD to, and then possibly clone the larger drive back to the 500 SSD and remove the extra partition in the process. Would that possibly work?


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 1:52 PM
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I think you had the right answer at the end.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 1:58 PM
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Thanks. At least it sounds logical, I just have never needed to do that, so flying into the unknown with this one. :)


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:05 PM
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Yeah I had a similar partition issue before. I know there is plenty of repartitioning software out there but I never found a way to do it without losing data, especially if it’s the partition you’re using. I would want to make a backup anyway so might as well just do what you said. Disclaimer, I know just enough about computers to probably be dangerous. There are probably some CS grads on here who might have a solution. Good luck.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:05 PM
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There are several disk utilities that are free that can resize your partition. EaseUS Partition Master Free is one of them. Google "resize partition free" and it will give you a list of other software programs that can do that.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 3:22 PM
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yes - I actually tried EaseUS Partition Master first, but it would not give me any option to actually move the partition adjacent to my C: partition. It said "resize/move" but only gave me options to resize.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:15 PM
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Pretty sure if you create a windows recovery (usb) drive you can delete the windows recovery partition without compromising anything.

You might try a tool like easeUS partition master to move the windows recover partition first.

I think you should try that before cloning to a larger drive since cloning from a larger drive to a smaller drive can be an issue due to hidden files.

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Do you have a zip drive?


Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:18 PM
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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 3:24 PM
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Not sure if I can round up enough floppy disks.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2019 2:44 PM
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I’d make it 220...221, whatever it takes.


some form of Partition Magic, I don't think the original is


Posted: Mar 14, 2019 3:26 PM
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supported anymore, but there are plenty of free alternatives


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