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How to stretch RAID 5 C partition

I have an issue of requiring more space on my primary partition.  I have a Dell 410T, 4 x 300GB 10K RPM SAS 6Gbps 2.5in Hot=Plug Hard Drive, PERC H700 Adapter RAID Controller 512 MB, RAID 5, Total of 837 GB 40 GB Primary partition on C: and 794 GB on D (525 GB Free). I would like to shrink D and expand C by 60 GB.  The server is running preinstalled software.  Is there a way I can do this without destroying the existing disk structure?
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you have to use 3rd party disk partitioning tools. to shrink D drive and then move the start position to the right to make unpartitioned space between C and D then you can extend C
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Yes understand and have not located a product that creates contiguous space.  All seems to add the new space to the end of D but does not allow moving the space to the start of D.
Please show us a screenshot of Disk Management showing the drive in question so that we can advise you accurately.

Under some versions of Server this can be done with the Microsoft provided software.  Please let us know which version of Server is in use.
Server is 2012 R2.  Screenshot attached
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Will evaluate and try this method.  Thanks for the info.