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Two ways to solve a space crunch on SSDs
Reader Jim McCartney has maxed out his solid-state drive.
“I’m running out of room on my C: drive — a 128GB SSD. That is, of course, where Windows and all my programs are installed. (My data is on my D: drive.)
“Is there a way to replace the drive with a larger one without having to reinstall Windows and all the programs?”
Sure, Jim! First, however, I suggest you try simple disk compression, using only your existing hardware and software. It might solve your problem for free.