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Extend C drive

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  • Hi Server Team,

    I want to extend the C drive on my Windows server 2008 R2 server. 

    i have currently 4 GB of free space on C drive. The want to install service pack 1 and it needs around 8 GB of space to install.

    Can any one help how to increase the C drive partition. Kindly help. 

    Is there any windows server technology to increase the drive space. 


    Sunday, October 28, 2012 1:44 PM

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  • This one may help.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473.aspx

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 2:24 PM
  • The extend option is hidden while selecting the  C drive. and hence i could not extend it

    Please give me other suggession

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:07 PM
  • There needs to be adjacent unallocated space on the same disk.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:15 PM
  • i have  C drive and D drive. and also 1 GB unallocated space. 

    But i could not see the extend option while select the C drive. 

    why it is so

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:26 PM
  • You may have to temporarily delete D: so that unallocated space will be adjacent to existing C:

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:29 PM
  • Let me tell one thing. 

    MY D drive is the shared folder and has around 1 TB of data in it. 

    its not the easy way to delete it. Please suggest some idea to extend c drive without deleting D drive.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:33 PM
  • What I described was a native method. You may be able to do this with third party tools such as this.

    http://www.acronis.com/products/?gclid=CIrkhPiSpLMCFQuCQgod5lYAjw

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:40 PM
  • i got one message from my friend that we can change the page file to other drive to increase the c drive space. 

    what is that means.. like that is there any other way to extend it. 

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:51 PM
  • Yes, you can move it. See this discussion.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winservergen/thread/19d96eb1-669c-4605-8d63-7337f1c09084

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:31 PM
  • You haven't said if it is a virtual machine and if u have given it extra disk, or if its one physical drive and you are out of space.

    If it is a virtual machine then you go to computer management, disk management, right click disk management and choose rescan disks. Then go to your c:\ in disk management legend, right click and choose extend.

    Here is a link with some photos to guide, you. Hope it helps.

    http://www.petri.co.il/extend-disk-partition-vista-windows-server-2008.htm#

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:33 PM
  • Hi Its a Physical machine. and i have C drive and D drive in it.

    i want to extend C drive with some extra space in the same hard disk which is unallocated. 

    is it possible. ?i tried it but it does not give the option to extend why so.?

    any other soln?

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:14 AM
  • Of course, it is possible.

    In your case, you have two ways to go:

    1). Back up everything important well and add the unallocated space to your C drive in Disk Management, as long as the unallocated space is directly behind your c drive.

    2). Add the unallocated space to your drive with a partition resizing tool, such as GParted, IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, EaseUS Partition Master and more.

    Here is a video tutorial that can help you a lot:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk

    Good luck!

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:37 AM