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Cant use 800gb of my harddrive???

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    Cant use 800gb of my harddrive???


    I recently switched over from Mac to my Windows 8 PC and just now I noticed that it says I have only 12.7GB Free, but my D drive has 764. So can I not use all my memory on this PC? How can I use this memory?
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    This is space not memory. Create folders on D:\ for your music, pictures and movies, move it all there, then make shortcuts in your librarys to include those folder locations.
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    So I can use this without having to combine it into the C:?
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    Yes, free up space on the C drive by moving your data files to the D data drive...
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    What about installed programs and all of that? Can I just move everything in the C drive to the D drive?
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    The installed applications and the operating system will remain on the C:\ drive.
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    Is there a way that I can just combine the 2 without having to delete what I have on the C drive?
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    You are better off adapting to a two partition setup. The data drive is where all your stuff is kept, this lets the operating system and programs work faster. Also helps with your backup strategy... separates system from stuffs...
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    Can I at least make the C drive larger and D drive smaller? Or should I not mess with it at all? My programs will take up a lot more than my photos and music will....
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    Show us a screenshot of your Disk Management screen, from there you can add space to the C drive possibly...right clik on Computer, select Manage, then Disk Management...
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