Windows 10: Increase partition size

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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #1

    Increase partition size


    Had 8.1 then downloaded 10, unfortunately when I originally installed 8.1 I made my C partition too small and it's almost full all the time.

    Is there anyway to increase the size?

    Also I want to reset my PC right now since it's gotten extremely sluggish for some odd reason and I can't see any thumbnails for many things despite trying loads of stuff suggested on the web.

    When resetting will I get any option to change the partition size?
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       09 Feb 2016 #2

    Linkdeutscher said: View Post
    Had 8.1 then downloaded 10, unfortunately when I originally installed 8.1 I made my C partition too small and it's almost full all the time.

    Is there anyway to increase the size?

    Also I want to reset my PC right now since it's gotten extremely sluggish for some odd reason and I can't see any thumbnails for many things despite trying loads of stuff suggested on the web.

    When resetting will I get any option to change the partition size?
    Welcome to TenForums, Linkdeutscher.

    There are many ways to increase the size of your C partition but all are subject to the existing layout and constraints of the disk on which it resides. Can you post a screenshot of how Disk Management displays the disk in question, or otherwise give more info on ALL partitions currently on the disk in question?
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #3

    You will have to have 2 partitions on your disk, and the second partition must be unallocated in order to merge them together.

    The only way to merge if you are considering reinstallation is to boot from the installation disk, deleting all partitions, recreating partitions for the system and reinstalling Windows. There is a step by step forum on here somewhere, which you could follow.
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       09 Feb 2016 #4

    lmaneke said: View Post
    You will have to have 2 partitions on your disk, and the second partition must be unallocated in order to merge them together.

    The only way to merge if you are considering reinstallation is to boot from the installation disk, deleting all partitions, recreating partitions for the system and reinstalling Windows. There is a step by step forum on here somewhere, which you could follow.
    I'm amazed that you can make these assertions without having seen OP's disk layout and type (MBR or GPT), OP having only revealed that they have a desktop upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10!
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  5.    09 Feb 2016 #5

    Word Man said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums, Linkdeutscher.

    There are many ways to increase the size of your C partition but all are subject to the existing layout and constraints of the disk on which it resides. Can you post a screenshot of how Disk Management displays the disk in question, or otherwise give more info on ALL partitions currently on the disk in question?
    Yep. Need to see this to offer help:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    09 Feb 2016 #7

    Word Man said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums, Linkdeutscher.

    There are many ways to increase the size of your C partition but all are subject to the existing layout and constraints of the disk on which it resides. Can you post a screenshot of how Disk Management displays the disk in question, or otherwise give more info on ALL partitions currently on the disk in question?
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  8.    09 Feb 2016 #8

    You can move whatever you have on E: drive to F: drive, delete the partition for E: drive, then expand the C: drive partition into the empty space.
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  9.    12 Feb 2016 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You can move whatever you have on E: drive to F: drive, delete the partition for E: drive, then expand the C: drive partition into the empty space.
    There is no delete volume option, only shrink.

    And I can't format it either for some reason, it says disk is in use.
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  10.    12 Feb 2016 #10

    Word Man said: View Post
    I'm amazed that you can make these assertions without having seen OP's disk layout and type (MBR or GPT), OP having only revealed that they have a desktop upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10!
    I only quoted that if he considered reinstalling Windows using the Windows install media. And the merging of partitions aren't that much different between mbr and gpt. But that's what I do personally. If others have better solutions then cool
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