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New computer, c: drive too small, d: drive wrong place?

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    New computer, c: drive too small, d: drive wrong place?

    I have just bought an AIO Asus desktop with 1 Tb of storage. The c: (Windows)drive is allocated 100gb and the d: drive 931gb. I just want to transfer all the data from my old computer. This was pretty much all in the folder c:>Users>Myname, but when I try to transfer it all into the same folder on the new computer, obviously with 100gb there is not enough space. Is there a simple solution to this?

    Thanks and sorry I am not very technically gifted.

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    It is highly advisable to keep as is and copy your personal data to drive D: so you can separate Windows OS and Data on two separate partitions.
    1. Easier to backup/restore/refresh/reset Windows in case of Virus attack, Windows becomes unbootable etc... so you don't have to worry about data being loss.
    2. 100GB is plenty for Windows and would run faster (less fragmented)
    3. less time to backup/restore Windows.
    4. You can also relocate what you save in C:\user\yourname to D:
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    Thanks very much for your help, I will do as you say.
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