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Solved How to change the Windows NT hard drive partition size?

October 6, 2014 at 16:52:38
Specs: Windows NT
I have a Windows NT 4.0 and I need to change a partition size. I have a hard drive that is 40 GB. 30 GB is unpartitioned. Currently it has three drive: C drive (4 GB), D drive(5 GB) and E drive (1 GB). I want to change D drive to 25 GB, E drive to 5 GB and C drive to 6 GB.

I could not find any info that would lead me to the right direction. If I can get any help, I will really appreciate it.

Thank you

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October 6, 2014 at 18:04:23

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October 7, 2014 at 00:38:34
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Any partition resizing operation carries a risk of failure, trashing the disk. So the first thing tht you need is a tested backup and a strategy for disaster recovery of the system. Considering the age of your hard disk I would hope that you have this in place already.

Now you could use a partition resizing program if you can find one that will work with this obsolete OS. A GParted Live CD is a possibility. But, since you now have the means to completely restore your system, why not take the opportunity to do a fresh install creating the appropriate partitions?

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October 7, 2014 at 06:36:19
I believe NT 4.0 only supports a 4 GB partition when installing the OS, so you'd probably have to use 3rd party software anyway.

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October 7, 2014 at 07:01:02
That's because the installation first creates a FAT partition, which is limited to 4GB. But if you create the partition first, as an NTFS one, on another computer then you can install to it.

In any case the partition should be the first one on the disk if it is going to be that size.

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October 8, 2014 at 19:49:42
Thank you guys for your reply.

I tried running GParted Live CD. There was not any option to take the memory space from unpartitioned to existing partioned drive. Maybe its not possible at all.

I might have to re-install Windows NT. Lets see if I can download it online.

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