Resize a Partition

July 26, 2009 at 12:39:27
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.416 GHz / 1023 MB
I want to resize a partition (C), what is the best programme to do so safely & is there a free programme which is reliable? Thanks.

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#1
July 26, 2009 at 12:56:29
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...

... looks good! ...OR ....Diskpart which is built into windows.


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#2
July 26, 2009 at 13:29:12
I never tried that one but I have used the following:

http://www.partition-tool.com/perso...


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#3
July 26, 2009 at 15:48:41
I have used EASEUS Partition Manager on numerous occasions without any problems.

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#4
July 26, 2009 at 16:11:12
looks like everyone has there own favorite
http://distrowatch.com/index.php?di...

larry


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#5
July 26, 2009 at 22:50:46
It depends what you are going to do to C. And what exists presently before and after the present C partition. And if there are any errors in the the present formatting. I've found cases where one or more products failed and a third worked. The only method that usually works is build the partition on a new drive.

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#6
July 26, 2009 at 23:25:54
I will first try either EASEUS Partition Manager or Partition Wizard Home Edition and hopefully it will do the job without a problem, thanks guys.

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#7
July 27, 2009 at 01:32:29
If you're intending/hoping to do this with data (or even the OS etc.) on any of the partitions... and wish to really sure it's all safe... First backup (as in copy off the system entirely to optical media) "anything you wouldn't wish to lose...

Resizing drives on the fly is a wee bit sisky to say the least at any time; and more than a few have wished they had dun otherwise...

Diskpart (built in to windows itself...) - as far I understand it - will not allow you to resize a parition on the fly; it's more for mangaing a drive/disks style and also for creating etc. partitions afresh - and inused space; rather than modifying (expanding/shrinking/merging) an existing partition etc...? You ned of one the several add-in utils mentioned by others above to do what you wish to risk...?


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#8
July 27, 2009 at 11:32:12
EASEUS works great and very similar to Acronis.

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#9
July 29, 2009 at 08:21:38
Will creating a restore point do the needful?

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#10
July 29, 2009 at 11:02:32
No. Resizing is not a recoverable function. Actually you should do defragging before resizing.

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#11
July 29, 2009 at 21:12:54
ok. so I must do defragmenting & back up the partition and then only I can go ahead go ahead. I will do that, thanks.

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#12
August 13, 2009 at 13:17:03
I had resize my system partition after upgrading my HDD from 160gb to 500gb. I did ISO Image clone of my old onto my new disk. The Problem is windows sees my 500gb disk as 160gb.
I downloaded a free copy of Easeus Partition Master 4.0.
1. You select you C: drive.
2, Click Resize/Move.
3, A Bar graph shows your used and unallocated disk space.
4. You put the cursor over the right edge of the used disk space and the cursor turns into quad arrows and you hold down the left mouse button and drag partition to it's new size. I drug the the partition all the way to the end and pressed 'OK'
Another screen comes up with two chooses, Cancel or Apply.
Click apply and you are done

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#13
August 13, 2009 at 13:38:34
You probably have all your programs installed on the C partition. Have a look at the link below.

http://partition.radified.com/


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