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How to increase volume on C drive

Q: How to increase volume on C drive

Hi all!
C drive on my computer is almost full, I keep receiving notifications regarding no or less space in C drive. I have Partitioned my hard disk into 3 parts.
C drive is only 25 GB :/
D drive is 80 GB
E is close to 150 GB

I would like to increase my C drive space from 25 GB to 100 GB cutting E drive down . I am unable to do so through disk management. The option Extend Volume is grayed out. Please suggest an alternate way to increase the volume of my C drive. The OS I have is Windows 7 ultimate!!
Thank you in advance.

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A: How to increase volume on C drive

0. Make sure you have everything you can't afford to lose backed up.
1. Get Easeus Partition Master (the free one for home use)
2. Shrink E
3. Expand D
4. Shrink D
5. Expand C

Partition Master may let you just shrink E and expand C, but if you have a traditional partition layout the steps I listed will have to occur (even if PM hides the middle ones).

Personally, I would do 1 step at a time and reboot between each. This way if something goes wrong your chances of recovering are much greater.

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Is it possible??? Please help me out.

A:Delete a LOGICAL PARTITION to increase volume of C drive.

Hi Joe and welcome to Seven Forums.

The built in Disk Management might be able to do exactly what you want depending on where the 19.5GB partition is located in relation to the C: partition.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

If the 19.5 partition is immediately to the right of the C: partition ( in other words, if the hard drive is set up as C: | 19.5 | 39 | 39 | 107 ) you could format or shrink the 19.5 partition changing it to unallocated space. Then the C: partition could then be extended to incorporate the unallocated space. It's a somewhat complicated process.

Resize a partition in Vista/Windows 7

Or you could use a different free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard to do the same thing with a lot less hassle and without worrying about where the 19.5 partition is in relation to the C: partition. This tutorial shows exactly how to extend the C: partition.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/266741-delete-logical-partition-increase-volume-c-drive.html
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A:How to increase max volume and decrease minimum volume

Hi,
Did you make sure you upadated your sound card drivers from the manfacuter's website?

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A:increase volume

You're connecting the speakers to your main system through the PCI/ISA sound card or onboard sound?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/increase-volume.71221/
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royeo
 

A:How to increase the volume in XP Pro

royeo said:

I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

When you go to a theatre the volume always seems too loud. That's so you can hear the quiet parts. But in XP Pro I've maxed out the volume in Sound and Audio and I've turned up the volume all the way on my speakers. But to no avail. I still can't hear the quiet parts. I have to go into Linux to watch a movie but I like the player I have in Windows better.

Is there a way to increase the volume past what is seemingly normal?

royeoClick to expand...
What kind of sound card do you have? My old PC seemed to suck with sound quality and volume, but when I got my new PC it was much louder and sounded so much more clear.
 

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A:how do I increase my volume even more?

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A:Increase the volume of a movie...

http://www.glasso.dk/ac3.htm

Try downloading this codec for windows.

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A:How do I increase maximum volume?

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Or??

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A:Can decrease volume, but can't increase

Just to specify as a proof the buttons work, when I use a program that enable Global keys like Winamp, the volume of that program will increase or decrease. It's the Windows volume that doesn't increase.

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A:Increase my Shrink volume in partition

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd use free mini tool personally
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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A:How to increase volume in Video Clips

You can bring them into a program like Audacity or Sound Forge, and play with the assorted filters and normalization parameters. Remember, the sound out can be improved but not by that much---crap in crap out.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-increase-volume-in-video-clips.681584/
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A:Increase WMF audio volume in PowerPoint

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A:To increase C drive

If you post your current set up in the disk manager similar to the pics below it will be easier.

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/272621-increase-c-drive.html
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A:How to increase c drive?

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Hi chmosama , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Before you decide on changing the partitioning , it would be best that you back up your data and create your recovery media first as changing the partition may cause failure of the One Key Recovery (factory reset feature) to work .
 
You can follow this guide to resize it  as it is similarly discussed on this thread.
 
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A:How to increase my C drive without deleting something?

Open up My Computer and tell us if there is any available space on another hard drive.
 

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This will prove invaluable to you...

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Hello zuber146

You will need 3rd party software to do that in XP.
Such as
http://www.acronis.co.uk/promo/Parti...FVVo4wodV3-WMg
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http://www.partition-tool.com/ (free)

Back up all your files first just to be on the safe side.

.

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your D partition on your h/drive is for your system restore. and only a small amount of space is used for D. you need to either get an external h/drive or a new larger lnternal one

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the home version is free:
Best FREE Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32 bit & 64 bit. EASEUS free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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Welcome to the forum,

Let's start with a picture of your disk management window before any further advice,

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473.aspx

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/be705010-bc7c-4151-a5a8-c330dcadd2e6/how-to-increase-c-drive-space-in-windows-7?forum=w7itproinstall
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Do you mean within windows or for setting up of windows?

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Download EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition - MajorGeeks

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Hello,

I have a problem.

I am attempting to dual boot a Dell vostro 1500 laptop w/ 500 gig hd.
I am doing a fresh install of windows 7, and then shrinking the volume to create a new partition. when I do the xp install, why is the xp volume defaulting to a E drive? It has the system reserved as the C: and my 7 installation as the D: drive, this is what Im seeing in My Computer on XP.

thanks

A:Why is the xp volume defaulting to a E drive?

That is the drive letter which is available. If you want it to take the C letter, then remove it from the System Reserved partition (as it shouldn't have one) in Win7 Disk Management then reinstall XP after full format of partition.

After install EasyBCD 2.0 should autoconfigure the Dual Boot - if not then give SysReserved another letter.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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A:The Wrong Volume Is In The Drive...

Sounds like it is trying to boot from this drive 'Z' - enter Boot Order in Bios and make it NOT so!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/the-wrong-volume-is-in-the-drive.99408/
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A:how to extend my C drive volume

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http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html

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A:Is it possible to expand the C:\ drive with another volume?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/345942-possible-expand-c-drive-another-volume.html
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A:No Drive letter & Volume Mix-up

Lisa-Marya said:



I run WinXP on a pc with 2 hard drives, and an external hard drive for back-ups. It was working perfectly.Click to expand...

solve them one at a time; keep the USB in the box (ie disconnected) until
your C:\ & D:\ are correct -- THEN address the USB issue.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-drive-letter-volume-mix-up.67897/
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i got error message says

windows- wrong volume is in the drive ... this only happens when i try to install Applications with 2 discs

example :

i installed an application from disc1 called (DV1) when it needs the other disc (DV2) i insert the second disc

and press ok ... after a while the error message appears and says :

wrong volume is in the drive insert DV1 and try again .. HELP ME PLEASE !!

** SRY FOR BAD ENGLISH **
 

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A:Can I clone a drive from a spanned volume?

You may end up cloning the errors as well. An imaging program capable of handling all four drives at once like the Acronis True Image server edition would be able to handle Dynamic volumes if that's what you are working with there.

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A:No Drive Letter For RAID 1 Volume

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A:Cannot extend volume on External Drive

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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/35376-cannot-extend-volume-external-drive.html