If you are anything like me, who’s constantly being bugged by the System telling that the Windows partition (normally drive C://) is running low on Memory, it’s time to add some Gigs to that partition.
Be informed that you must resort to this process only after transferring all the possible files in Windows partition to another partition and that didn’t help saving much space.
Obviously, you can only add some extra Gigs to Windows Partition only if you have some unused space in other partitions, like D, E and so on.
First head over to this page and download the Partition tool from EASEUS. This is compatible with Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ Windows 7 (32 bit only).
Install it and open the application. You can find all your Disk Partitions listed there.
How to proceed with removing some Gigs from other partitions and adding it to Windows partition is clearly explained here .
To sum up, what you basically do is Drag out some available but Unused space from other drives and Drag in that into Windows drive. When you are done, Click Apply (present in the top Menu with a ‘tick’ mark).
You’ll get a message that ‘there are x pending processes, do you want to continue’, Click Yes.
A message again may appear telling that you will need to boot again for the settings to take place. Click yes.
Now, when restarting the ‘EASEUS Partition Master Boot Mode’ takes over and applies your changes (that is, shifts the Gigs that you want to Windows partition).
You’ll have to be really patient here as the process can take a bit (actually, a lot) of time. When I tried to move some 60 Gigs from D to C, it took some neat 2 hours to complete).
When the process is completed and if everything has gone according to the plot, you’ll be displayed a message ‘ The Batch operations are processed successfully’.
The system will reboot again (once or twice, itself) before letting you log in to see your new Hefty C Drive.
If you are doing this to speed up booting time, you can see other options to Speed up PC Booting.
Note: Various references such as Windows Partition, System Partition, C Drive made in this article are one and the same.