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How do I make a hard drive partion bigger (without re-installing the OS)? I have tried everything I can think of and searched threw google.

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There are software that can partition on the go like TweakPC Suite 2009. I don't think you can make a partition bigger, without deleting another partition and then joining those two partitions into one. If you do, you won't lose info on those partitions.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/17/08 at 11:48am
 
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I don't think you can make a partition bigger, without deleting another partition and the joining those two partitions into one. If you do, you will lose all info on those partitions.
Well what about that unallocated space? I only want to make the "C" partion a little bit bigger.
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If you have issues, Paragon Partition Manager is another step you could use also.
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If you have issues, Paragon Partition Manager is another step you could use also.
I really dont want to have to pay $40 dollars to resize a partion 5GB bigger... there has to be another way?
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post #6 of 8
You can shift your E: partition to the right a certain amount, then extend C: into the freed space.

You really wouldn't want to though, since shifting a partition involves copying all of the values one by one, and with 1172GB, even with WD 640s that would take about a week to complete.

If you don't have too much on your E: partition you could probably shrink Efree up space to the right), make a new partition, F:, transfer everything from E: to F: and delete E:. Then you could probably stretch C: into the space freed up and reverse the process to get E: back. That would likely only take 10 minutes (not including transfer times)

Oh and if Windows can't do that, boot into a linux live cd and type sudo gparted into the terminal.
    
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Note, I edited my original post.

1. However, this stuff in not your ordinary thing and you'll most likely have to buy a professional software to do it, if you don't want to reformat.

2. Second suggestion see if your hard drive vendor provides free partition software (which may have come with your HD or you can download from their website that may help solve your problem).
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/17/08 at 11:56am
 
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post #8 of 8
extend e, then shrink from other side (dunno if you can specify which way to shrink)
extend c
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