A question about drive partitioning

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  1. Rownan

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    The drive on my laptop is partitioned into two entities, C and D. My OS is on C (naturally).

    The problem I am running into is that I have 1 gig of space left on C, while I have over 15gbs of free space on D..

    Is it possible to install and run programs from the D drive, or is it necessary for them to be on the same drive as the OS? I would like to move some stuff over to D if possible, like the games I have installed (Guildwars, WoW)

    Or is there a way to reallocate drive space from the D partition over to the C partition without compromising the existing data?
     
  2. P07r0457

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    assuming both partitions are on the same physical drive, and no partition exists between them, you can merge the partitions.

    Otherwise, uninstall programs that are on C, and re-install on D.
     
  3. crontab

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    Yes, it's actually wise to install programs on another partition other than C:. So start putting programs on your D: instead of C:. It's been debated that programs that load on boot should be install in C:, like Anti-virus, or firewall so they load faster. But you know what, you will not see a difference.

    Partition magic is a tool that can move grow shrink partitions.
     
  4. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    what is a good program to sue to partition a drive in xp?
     
  5. Mikey D

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    Why not just use the build in disk managment :dunno: unless you're asking about actually merging the partitions.
     
  6. you know me

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    Because I didn't know that xp had that. Where is it located at?
     
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  7. Mikey D

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    Oh ok, just right click on my computer and goto Manage

    It'll open up computer managment and you just need to expand storage (if it's not) and highlight disk managment.
     

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