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Hi, I recently reinstalled windows 7 to a partition as I was upgrading motherboard and was having driver issues.

My tutor said I would only need 25GB for windows to run on, so I made a 25GB partition on my 500GB harddrive and I am now running windows on it.

The problem is if I am installing anything I need to change the install directory to D drive, so I dont use up the space on the partition...but it seems I have filled the space, even though I was installing on D drive....

So my question is, is there a way of increasing the partition size? Its a pain to change download locations, and so on.


Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by Chaz McM - 11/18/11 at 2:36pm
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Im not sure if i made a massive mistake in doing this, can someone help me please?
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Use "Parted magic 6" to change the size of it.

Download it, burn it to a disk, boot from it and use the "Partition editor." Right click on the drive and select resize/ move and set it to how many GB you want. It measures in MB though, so do:

the amount of gb / 1024 = mb.

e.g. if you wanted it 10 GB it would be 10240mb.
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In windows "Disk Management" right click the secondary partition and "Shrink" it by the amount of space you want to add to your Windows partition.
Then Right Click the Click the Windows partition and "extend" to add the space to it.

This will work if you have free space to "give up" on your secondary partition. Remember the numbers are in MB so shrink and extend accordingly.

Hope this helps, if you have any questions/problems, please post.
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