Restore partitioned HDD

January 14, 2009 at 02:25:46
Specs: Win XP Home, Pentium 4 and 1.5gb
My HDD has the OS and 2 partitions. I want to cancell one partition and redefine the others. IOW I want to make the portion containing my OS smaller and partition 1 bigger. How do I do that? Thanx in advance for your assistance.

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#1
January 14, 2009 at 04:53:48
You would have to use a program like Partition Magic 8 which is what I use. This will allow you to merge the 2 partions in one bigger one, and then resize your C: drive to a smaller size. That will leave unallocated space for you to redistribute elsewhere. You should have a little bit of knowledge to use this in case you screw your system up, but it's fairly straightforward. I'm not sure of any free programs that do this but I've heard there are some.

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January 14, 2009 at 06:45:51
Hi Gibson. Thanx for your swift response. Will browse the web and see if I can find any free partition software.

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January 14, 2009 at 09:04:06
Gparted is your best bet for a free partition manager. Familiar with Linux? Gparted comes with quite a few distributions of it such as Ubuntu, Red Hat I think, Fedora, and a couple others.

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January 15, 2009 at 01:21:11
Thanx Jus71n742. Is it compatible with WinXP SP3?

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