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Old 09-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Expand size of boot partition?


I have a 500GB hard drive, with the boot partition (200GB), and the rest of the space is an empty partition. I have Windows 7 installed in the boot partition. I want to know whether i'ts possible to expand the size of the boot partition, and what tool would be necessary for the task.


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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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You can use a third party utility like partition magic.

If I"m not mistaken, you can convert the drive to a dynamic disk and extent the volume. If you have other operating systems installed on that drive, you will no longer be able to boot them if you go this route.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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GParted works nicely...I've used it before and it's free. It does take a good bit of time, and as always, backup your data in case of problems.
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