logical drive problem...partition size is awkward?

One of the computers I am using has a 300 GB hard drive.  The C drive is approximately 60 GB (almost full) and the D drive (a partition/logical drive) is approximately 230 GB.  This D drive is empty.  I would like to change the configuration to one larger C drive in order to allow the computer to work more efficiently.  The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium.  What is the best way to go about doing this?
thanks,
capreol
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
The best way is to use partition tool.  It easy to use and free.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 9: http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

Simply install it, run it.  Decrease the size of your D partition, increase the size of your C partition, then hit Apply.  Restart and done.

Resize and Move Partition Guide - MiniTool Partition Wizard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvaka7AW78Y

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if D is empty i wouldn't bother with 3rd party tools; use disk management
delete D then extend C to the size you want
rindiCommented:
Personally I think there's nothing wrong with have the OS on C:\ and a D:\ partition for the data. It is more efficient and better to separate your OS from the data that way. For example, you can separate the backup to an OS only backup, and a Data only backup. I even install all software to D:\ and not C:\.

60 GB is much more than enough for the OS.
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Wayne88Commented:
"Personally I think there's nothing wrong with have the OS on C:\ and a D:\ partition for the data."

I agree, I would never want one partition for O.S and data.  It's much easier to re-image when need to and cleaner.  It's good practice.
nobusCommented:
having C nearly full leads me to this question : what is taking the space?
anything you can uninstall, or move to the D: drive?
how much is available on D?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management.
There you can delete D: drive and then right click on C: - extend.
Allocate to it 50-80GB space (in MB it will be 85000MB approximately).
Apply changes and wait till it finished. Now your C: drive is over 100GB.
Recreate D: drive of the rest of the space and store there your data files only.
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Good answers and good advice from all three experts.  Partition resizing has always been a mystery to me.
thanks,
capreol
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
re-open the question and I will re-allocate the points.  The guy has made a good point.
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
thermoduric,
I thought you were going to re-open the question to allow me to re-allocate the points.  Seth Simmons has made a very good point.  He should be awarded points for his answer.  My mistake.
Please advise.
capreol
nobusCommented:
capreol - did you find out yet what is taking up the space?
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
okay thermoduric...how do I reallocate the points???  this is a hair on the frustrating side to say the least.
capreol
Wayne88Commented:
Lol, forgive me but this is funny.  Good luck!
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Thank you thermoduric.  I have reallocated the points as I believe they should be allocated.  I resized the partitions today with the tools built in to Windows 7 and all went well.
capreol
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