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Old 05-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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What's a good, FREE partitioning tool that I can use to easily resize my partition? I have XP on one with 173 GB and Vista with 50 ...I need to resize the Vista partition- make it bigger. Whats good, and FREE software to do it? I'm not going to try to use partition magic, I've had problems with that in the past.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:22 AM   #2
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You might be to do it from disk management. Have a look there before you go spending money on 3rd party software. And dont forget to backup anything important coz things can go wrong.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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If you can't get it going from disk management as Raffaz suggested give Acronis Disk Ditector Suite a go. It's a great partitioning program. I think it offers a 15 or 30 day free trial. I used it to set my laptop up in various partitions... like this...



http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../diskdirector/

Edit: Just noticed this "Only partitions of the minimum size (1 cylinder ~ 7,8 MBytes) can be created (both in Windows and in rescue mode)"

So try and find a full version from somewhere.
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Gparted is a great free partition program. It's easy to use, and can resize without damaging windows. If I'd find a link for you.
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Yes, But is Gparted for Windows? I thought it only worked with Linux. I'll try and look for a link, I couldn't find the right one last night but if you can find one that would be great.
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It's a bootable CD. I have used it on windows so I could dual boot vista RC1 a while a go. I'll PM you the link, or how I can get an image of the boot CD to you, when I get home from school.
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Gparted link here
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Does disk management not work for you then?
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not sure if partition magic offers a free trial or not ???

but the software is top nothch 9/10
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partition magic you require the full version to make changes...
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Does disk management not work for you then?
I can't find it, I have Vista.

I dont know how to install Gparted, its so damn complicated. I need something simple and free that will work. Acronis doesn't work.
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