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Old 07-09-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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I just reformatted my hard drive and I broke it into 2 partitions. One with the operating system and programs and the other with my personal files. I need to know how to repartition to make the operating system partition a little bigger. I'm not sure if FDisk has this functionality so let me know which partition programs you guys recommend and preferably which are open source or freeware. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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Partition magic will do the trick no problem.its great for resizing and deleting partitions as well as making partitions
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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can i just take the time to say if you have your programs installed onto another partition and you come to format the C: partition and install Windows again you maynot be able to run most programs you have installed. I would do two things:

Use the other partition as a backup drive
or use it as a file storeage

Partition magic is ok but i like to use Acronis Disk Director Suite
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Thanks for the advice technoman. I believe i have it partition right. I think i mentioned in the first post that I have the operating system and the programs on one partition and that is the one that I need to make bigger. The other partition contains only personal files that I won't have to los if something goes wrong with my operating system. Thanks for the help though.
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i see i thought you had the programs on the other lol sorry i must read more carefully
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Thats ok. you were trying to help and I appreciate that.
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I triead partition logic it looks like it can resize partitions but it wont owrk properly.
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also western digital data life guard partitions..and i dont think you have to loose any data..and the good part about the program is its absolutly FREE..look on there website
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Hi all,
I have formatted C drive and created a partition for the OS, but I created it 5GB out of 80 GB of the hard drive.
Now I run the windows and see that I have only 5 GB for the C drive. Can I just use the partition magic softwares to claim the 75 GB that I have not created the second partition?
If I can then I do not have to format C again. If not, then I have to format the C again and create two partitions instead of one.
Please help. I appreciate it.
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sorry old threads should not be brought up....locked
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