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  1.    01 Oct 2016 #1
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    Why is my Windows C Showing 118GB?


    Hello, so I recently bought a product key for Windows 10 Pro and windows finally activated. Originally, the PC was home edition, but then I tried upgrading it to pro with a product key but that key wouldn't activate it. So I decided to buy one, which I thought it would fix the 118 gb limit, but apparently it hasn't. My friend has windows pro on her laptop (we have the same laptop) and her windows says 918 gigabytes, not 118. Any help?


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  2.    01 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    What is this 118GB limit you talk of? Is it that your PC has a 1TB hard drive and you expect C: to use all of it? It appears that your manufacturer has partitioned the drive with two partitions. a C: drive for the system and a D: drive for your data. The rest of your disk space is in the D: drive. Your friend may have repartitioned their disk when installing Pro (or the partitions may have been merged after). As your machine stands you have a completely empty D: drive with 919GB available for you to store your data.

    Run Disk Management (right-click on Start to find it) and post a screen shot. We can advise further once we've seen that.
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  3.    01 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Texas
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Kitty the C-drive in your screen shot posted above looks like an SSD. I have pretty much the exact same partitions on this laptop, and my SSD is also 118 GB.

    As you're probably aware, programs will install on the C-drive by default, so you may want to consider moving some of them off of there, and on to your larger D-drive.
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  4.    01 Oct 2016 #4
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    Sorry guys I am horrid with computers. So I was just always annoyed with why every time I installed a program it would go to my C drive, and then I would always run out of data and not be able to install anymore programs. I am a huge gamer so I thought that 118 gb was my limit. Click image for larger version. 

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    How would I go about merging them?
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  5.    01 Oct 2016 #5
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    And thanks guys for being so patient with a slug like me lol.
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  6.    01 Oct 2016 #6
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    S/E England
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    You could merge or resize two partitions on the same drive, but you have two drives.

    As @roblinb says, looks like C: is an SSD and D: is on a normal hard drive. Make a 'Programs' folder on your D: drive and install your new programs there, there's lots of space for them.
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  7.    01 Oct 2016 #7
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    Okay thanks!
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  8.    01 Oct 2016 #8
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    Good luck Kitty!
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  9.    01 Oct 2016 #9
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    But here is what I am confused about, this is my friend's drive. Click image for larger version. 

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    And we have the exact same computer, except her's came with pro. Is there anyway I could get my two disk to merge? Would that cause any problems? Or am I better off just making my programs go into my data drive.
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  10.    01 Oct 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thekittymix View Post
    But here is what I am confused about, this is my friend's drive. Click image for larger version. 

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    And we have the exact same computer, except her's came with pro. Is there anyway I could get my two disk to merge? Would that cause any problems? Or am I better off just making my programs go into my data drive.
    Your two disk are separate drives. Drive C: is probably a SSD and Drive D: a HDD. Your friends Laptop must have a different setup than yours.
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