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Can I increase the size of C drive without the help any third-party software?

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Please be a little more specific: Is your entire hard disk larger than the C:\ drive and is it currently partitioned into other volumes (i.e. D:\ E:\ etc)? How large is your C:\ drive and how large is your entire disk? –  pattern86 Sep 7 '10 at 7:14

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In Windows Vista and Windows 7

You require no 3rd party software to re-size partitions. For a good guide on how to do it in Windows Vista or 7 go here http://www.winvistaclub.com/t11.html

If you are using windows XP then you might need to use 3rd party software . Some of them are free

  • Dr.Freeware Boot CD (also has file recovery, disk imaging and cloning)
  • EASEUS Partition Master (Vista-compatible)
  • Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
  • CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
  • SystemRescueCD
  • Gparted LiveCD
  • Parted Magic Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
  • XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
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In Vista and Windows 7 you can, assuming there's free space after the partition. Just use the Disk Management utility in Computer Management.

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