Change position of HD partition

Sony drives / Pcg-k7
January 30, 2010 at 17:57:08
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to change the position of a partition on a HD without backup data and formating of HD? My OS is Windows XP Home eddition.
Thank you. Vlad

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#1
January 30, 2010 at 19:03:36
Why ? Normally it does not matter where a partition is. If you just want to change drive letters go into disk management and hi light partition -right click-change
drive letter. Can not change the OS drive letter.

The answer is maybe, it mostly will depend if it is a primary partition or logical volume .

I may be reading your question wrong, give more detail on just what you want to do.


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#2
January 31, 2010 at 00:03:18
Hello there.

I have Sony ( PCG-K7 Series) notebook. OS is Windows XP Home eddition
The total value of HD is 57GB.The HD currently devided into two parts C: / (15GB) and D:/ (42GB)
The requirements have changed and I need more space on C:/ drive.
Is it possible to move a partition line to obtain requre space on C:/ without the hassle of making full copy of the HD to the other media and then formatting it.
Thank you so much. Vlad


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#3
January 31, 2010 at 01:41:49
It is possible but dangerous to adjust the partition size without
doing a backup. A two step operation. 1. Reduce partition D.
2. Expand partition D. An error during either operation could be
fatal. You only have 57 GB at the max to backup. Probably
less than an hour to backup.

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#4
January 31, 2010 at 04:01:17
Hello again.
Back up is done.
I will consider your suggestion to perform the next step: moving the partition line.

May I ask you how to move a partition: what sort of software I need to use to perform this operation.
Thank you for your time.
Vlad


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#5
February 1, 2010 at 01:40:27
I've used both Partition Magic (commercial) and EASEUS
Partition Manager (free). I prefer doing one step at a time
instead of during the multiple steps together. Sometime
defragging the partitions will speed the process up.

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#6
February 1, 2010 at 15:54:45


Dear Wizard-Fred,
Thank you so much for your suggestion to use EASEUS
Partition Manager (free). The result was instant and without any harm to my programs or applications.
Thank you again.
Have a nice day.
Vlad Midroc


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#7
February 1, 2010 at 23:12:28
Hi wizard-fred,

That EASEUS sounds good. I tried to get it but would up going in circles.

Got a real DL link?

TIA


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#8
February 2, 2010 at 00:36:25
M2:
This is from download.com through google. Worked OK.

http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Par...
Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html


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#9
February 2, 2010 at 00:45:35
Hello,
Hello Mechanix2Go.

Go to the home page of the .
Select DOWNLOAD.
Select the EASEUS PARTITION MANAGER (free addition)
Try to DOUNLOAD the software from one of the several location given on the list. If I remember well, the first two dose not work. Try the last or the previous to last one.
I wish you luck.
Vlad10


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