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Windows 2008 Server Standard Installation: Not Enough Space on C:\ Drive

Posted on 2009-05-05
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I have a Dell PE 2850 server which has Windows 2003 Standard installed. The C:\ drive has 12GB space total and 3 GB free. The other partition has 270GB with some data on it. I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 Standard on the server and there is not enough space on the C:\. Is there a good way to resize the C: to 50GB? The data is not a concern.
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Delet your partitions as you install the OS. During the Install, when it asks where (what partition) you want to install on, choose the options to delete current partition, the create new ones....
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Thanks for the quick response. If I delete all the partitions, it will delete everything. Do I need to install all the drivers after the Windows 2008 Server installation?
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I believe w2008 has all the drivers it needs. You may need additional drivers for the RAID controller if you have one. The rest can be downloaded from the Net once w2008 is installed (don't forget your antivirus first :-)
Also Double check when your are at it, but I think the partitionning utility may allow you to resize your parition after all (like with Vista)... Were you planning to 'upgrade' your w2k3?
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Yes, I want to upgrade to server from W2k3 to W2008. But it seems like a new installation is better than the actual upgrade pass. Thank you very much for the help!
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