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I've been messing with my old laptop,it has a C&D drive and the C drive is just about filled. What is the best way to move files over the D drive. I'm sure it has one big drive divided into 2 partitions. Is there a way to merge the two partitions into one without loosing info using windows? I would like to wipe it down and start over.........

The laptop is a Sony,Celeron ?,256 ram,Win XP home.
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You would have to reformat to merge the partitions. As for moving programs, the easiest way to move 1 would be to cut the whole directory and paste it on the drive where u want it.
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Is the C: where Windows is installed?

You cannot just move program files and expect them to run. You need to uninstall and then reinstall. Applications require registry changes to work as well as the files.
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Is the C: where Windows is installed?

You cannot just move program files and expect them to run. You need to uninstall and then reinstall. Applications require registry changes to work as well as the files.
I think some programms can. You just move them to that particular drive, then use PartitionMagic to correct the drive letters. And maybe you also can use partitionmagic to even move the whole map or something.
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