Re-sizing partitions?

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RDKx

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Hi guys, got fed up with corrupt this, corrupt that so done a fresh install. Didn't ask me what I wanted to set my partitions at so it's done a data of 150gb and a c: of 150gb.

2 Nights ago I done this, I then shrunk it to 50gb, but on the data drive 'extend volume' is greyed out.. Anyways, I tried to set it as active drive, that didn't work so set main back, then restarted (windows update) and got: bootmgr is missing, so had to re-install again. So this time I'd rather know how to resize my stuff. I wan't my C drive @ 50gb and my D drive @ 250gb.

So yeah, can someone help me to get my C drive down to 50gb and my D drive up to 250gb :D.


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Just set the sizes during installation. There should be no need to change them afterward.

They can be edited easily using:

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Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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50 GB's is pretty small for a system drive. Even if you install programs to a different drive, every installaton will add more files to the system drive, and for some programs, almost all their files are on the system drive instead of in Program Files. But you could resize later, though it is risky every time.
 
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