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Win 7 - shift partition using windows tool?

User has two partitions
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Is there a way to to increase the c: drive and use more of the d: with windows tools?

It doesnt have a cd Rom to boot from so wonder about a win tool to do it
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There's no built in Windows tool that will allow you to move the start point of a partition without deleting it and re-creating which means you lose your data.  You can shrink or extend a partition with Windows built in tools since that involves moving the partition end-point.

There are lots of 3rd party tools out there that can do this... it doesn't "have" to be a bootable CD... there are many Windows applications that allow you to configure what you want done while Windows is up and then the changes are done during a reboot before Windows finishes loading.

Always make sure you have a current backup of your data before making these types of changes... though generally safe and easy to do, these operations can cause complete data loss if something glitches... a quick power surge or brown out is all it would take...

Check out this link to a list of several free programs that'll do what you want, including EaseUS Home Edition mentioned earlier, along with ratings and info on each app.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-partition-manager.htm#Partition-Wizard
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Use Express Resize Wizard of this tool and get the results you need.