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I am at a Windows 2000 server which was setup with only 4 gigs on the C drive and which is partitioned
but as I upgrade service packs and antivirus I am running out of room
is there a way to change the location where these programs will reside or what else can I do without reinstalling the OS?

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by:MikeMiller
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You can go into your system settings and set the Virtual Memory to only use space on a different hard drive, if there is a spare on in the computer. That will save up to 1gb.

Otherwise, you can get a new bigger hard drive and use a program like ghost to copy everything over and then physically replace the drive so you have more room.

Get a new drive... 4gb is way too little.

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by:MikeMiller
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More suggestions:
Go into add/remove programs and remove all the Windows Components you don't use, and then remove all the programs you don't use.

In explorer, delete everyting in the C:\temp and C:\windows\temp folders.
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Hello,

You can use a program like Partition Magic (http://sea.symantec.com/content/product.cfm?productid=1) that would allow you to redistribute free space from other partitions available.  Another option would be to just install new programs under a different directory.  Hope this helps!

//j
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by:rustyrpage
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dev8 is correct assuming that the c drive is indeed a partition.  A 4gb system partition for Windows 2000 is not going to cut it.  If you have enough room on the physical drive that C resides on, use partition magic (or something similar) to shrink one partition with room & grow the system partition.  This may take a LONG time, but the results will be worth it.   I would recommend at least 6gb for the system partition (that way you can defrag etc)
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I had a problem where I had a 2gb root partition running 2k3, and ran out of space, but did not have the option to rebuild the box.. To resolve the problem I did a bit of a dodgy workaround, which involved installing a new drive into the server, booting in recovery console, renaming "program files" on c:\ and then mounting the new drive as a virtual directory called "program files". Then I just copied the files from the old program files to the new one :)

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by:jackm1
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If I change my virtual page file to the D drive is there a posbillty it can crash the server?
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by:dev8
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No this would not crash the server.  This would also free up space on your C drive.  
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by:rustyrpage
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But the problem still remains that you only have 4gb on your system partition...that is much too little space to have.

Are you able to re-size partitions to increase this or not?
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by:jackm1
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Which program should I use to re-size my partition? I do have a empty d: drive which
has another 4 gis of space.
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by:rustyrpage
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Partition Magic should do the trick...and since it is the D: drive, you could easily delete that partition & then expand the C: drive another 4 gig...which should suffice.
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