With the development of computers came exploitation by malicious hackers, malware,
viruses and so on. The C drive is the common target because it is the default drive
for installation of the operating system. For this reason, some people pay attention
to security choose to create a small C drive to hold a few DOS utilities and other
files, but install the main operating system on the D drive.
Actually, if the C drive is too small, it could not satisfied with the needs. Say, if
you download games which are made for DOS will require installation on the C drive,
so if there is not enough unallocated space you cannot install them successfully.
Also, some older software packages install automatically to the C drive regardless
of where the operating system is located.
We all know that you can only allocate free space from one partition to another in
the same disk, but if the C drive is running out of space or you need to put a big
installation file in the C drive, the only solution is to replace the small C drive
with a larger one. If it is the case, you may refer to the two ways as below to
realize the goal.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is special designed for Windows platforms, and it has
different types of editions for different users. To replace small C drive, you may
migrate the drive to a new SSD or clone hard drive. In the process, third-party
software is a wise option. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a perfect one which can help
you do that just with a few clicks of your mouse and without reinstallation and
spending a penny.
Way 1: Replace small C drive by Migrating to a new SSD
If you got a new SSD, install it to your computer first, and then migrate the C drive
to it with AOMEI Partition Assistant’s built-in “Migrate OS to SSD/HDD” function.
You may learn more about how to migrate OS to SSD with Partition
Way 2: Replace small C drive by cloning hard drive
The second way is to clone hard drive and then extend the C drive. Its “Copy
Partition” feature allows you to clone C drive to a new hard drive. For more info
about clone hard drive, please refer to disk copy wizard.
Just by doing that, the problem can be solved with ease and you may download this freeware to have a