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msystem
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how do you increase the volumne size of a hard drive partition?

how do you increase the volumne size of a hard drive partition? the drive is set up into 3 partitions C, HP_tools and, recovery, C has space and would like to move some to HP_tools that is full. when I run backup I get drive full. I have run backup now to an external drive so that is not an issue.

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banhien
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Re: how do you increase the volumne size of a hard drive partition?

Hi,

 

Firstly please don't keep anything in HP_TOOLS except things have been there. You can use Windows systems tool called Disk  Management. Please use the following tutorial:

 

  http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/resize-a-partition-for-free-in-windows-vista/

 

Regards.

 

 

BH
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msystem
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Re: how do you increase the volumne size of a hard drive partition?

I had already tried what the link you provided sugested. The issue I had was that even after I had made some space available by shrinking a partion, I never got the option to extend the drive volumne that I wanted to

 

Also, I have never saved anything to hp_tools, not sure what and why HP seem to automaticly do that but that is the drive I keep getting full drive warning about. I'm considering just moving everything from that to my external drive that i use for backup.

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banhien
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Re: how do you increase the volumne size of a hard drive partition?

Hi,

 

HP_TOOLS only have few items. You have to redirect all your saved/downloaded files to different place. You can only expand volume with the same boudary.

 

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BH
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