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Hard Drive Full, is there a way I can switch all of this onto one of my larger Hard Drives in Windows 8?

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My C: drive is almost full, and this contains my Windows 8.1 files, please is there a way I can switch all of this onto one of my larger Hard Drives, as I will soon want to install Windows 10 but wont have enough space to do it.

posted Aug 27, 2015 by Satish Mishra

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There are at least a couple of ways to do this -
1) Open up your computer physically, install your second larger hard drive (google for details and ALWAYS pull the power cord first and always touch your power supply before anything else - actually you may first want to google your motherboard to find out where and how to install a second drive) then the copy files over and when complete, delete the originals then do a defrag.
2) Mount your larger hard drive into a USB external hard drive case then do the move as above.
3) Copy your files onto one of the clouds for safe keeping.
4) Backup some of your files onto a DVD.

answer Aug 27, 2015 by Kiran Kumar
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