How to expand a partition without formatting [Solved/Closed]

Andy - Apr 21, 2009 at 09:18 AM - Latest reply:  TechGuy543
- Sep 29, 2010 at 12:17 AM
I have Windows 98 installed on my C drive and Windows XP installed on my D drive. My C drive is 7GB and D drive is 8GB. I hardly used Windows 98, but I want to keep it.
I want to increase size of D drive and decrease C drive without affecting other drives (E, F, G, etc)
How can I do that? Is Partition Magic the tool or is there any other good tool?
Please help.
Thanks in advance.
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xpcman 19107 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 21, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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Easeus Partition Manager is FREE and works well. You can download it here:

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xpcman 19107 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Dec 11, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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Please do not confuse "memory" with "storage". Memory is the solid state "chips" that are on boards attached directly to the motherboard. Storage is the space on your hard drive use to store programs and data. I recommend Easeus Partition Manager - If you have a D partition you free up space on the D and then expand the C partition space. It takes two or three steps to do it.

Good Luck
Muttofallnations - Jul 14, 2010 at 04:07 PM
Storage and memory are not the same thing. However in Windows operating systems when you are running low on storage, they error message reads, "System memory is critically low"
harsha521 1 Posts Wednesday December 9, 2009Registration date December 11, 2009 Last seen - Dec 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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how to partation memory d drive to c drive,my c drive is low memory how to icreas plz slove the problem
It was explained in the other posts above that what you need to do is free some space on the partition that you are able to free some space. Then from D:\ you take the free space andaply it to C:\ also you might want to use start>Accesories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup tool and select everything and have a clean up.Maybe you just have a lot of temp files on C and that's why you lack space.
how do you take the free space from D:\ to C:\ though?
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