Parition Resizing ... Help Please

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aaronmcgowan

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Hey,

How would I go about resizing one partition; making it smaller, and then adding the free'ed up space to the other partition? I am currently using Windows XP. Could someone please help me as soon as possible, thanks.

PS: I do not want to buy software, I will use free software if I have to. Thanks!
 
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If you can trust opensource linux tools (usually give me no trouble at all) I use sysresccd.org 's bootable CD with QtParted, a free graphical partitioning program. It will allow you to resize move and do other work with partitions. Just download the iso and burn to a disk, boot ur computer and load the partitioning software, rest should be self explanatory, if u experience problems just post here.

Partitioning can be dangerous make sure you create a backup of all important data.
 
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Does that allow you to actually partition, or just test it without writing to the drive?
 

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iXneonXi said:
Does that allow you to actually partition, or just test it without writing to the drive?
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that... :confused:
 
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iXneonXi said:
Does that allow you to actually partition, or just test it without writing to the drive?
The trial version as I recall just lets you set it all up, but doesn't actually do the partitioning--it teases you by letting you see what it would look like if you pay them! ;)

Partition Magic is a fabulous program, though--well worth the money.
 

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I bet if you bought a used or older version from Ebay or Amazon you could get it on the cheap....:D
 
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I wouldn't buy an older or used partitioning tool. Infact i wouldn't buy any liscensced pc software from ebay because you never know if you are getting a valid, legal cdkey/license.
 

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The Acronis partitioning tool may have a fully functional version for a short time. I know that Acronis True Image has a 15 day trial that is full function.
 

aaronmcgowan

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Hey,

Thanks for all the replies. Although... I am not familar with the ISO way of doing things ... :( But, what is the link to Acronis ?
 
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IDK about acronis, ask the others, as I download the ISO, burn the image, boot into linux and partition from there.
 
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