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jcdf

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In Windows Vista, to partition the hard disk you go into "Computer Management", right click the disk and click "Shrink Volume". This creates a new partition of a selected size from the original partition.
If you want to merge two partitions, you right click the partition to be merged into and select "Extend Volume" and then select the partition to be deleted and added to the orginal.


My problem is I do not how to do this in Windows XP, there are not the same commands available in "Computer Management" in Windows XP.

How do I partition and merge separate partitions on my hard disk in Windows XP?
 

Everway9

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By using a 3rd party partitioning tool like Paragon partition manager or Partition Magic
 

redoak

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Do not use Partition Magic to "merge" partitions! Many folks have reported disaster thereafter. Also, be sure to backup your HDD before "messing with" partitioning!

Here is a list of partitioning programs provided by a Moderator that I have saved.
Partitioning Utilities, Free or Shareware - TSG ("E"), 4-08

Free:

CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
Gparted LiveCD
Parted Magic
Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
Partition Logic
Ranish Partition Manager
Cute Partition Manager

Shareware:

Paragon Partition Manager
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Terabyte BootIt NG
Acronis Disk Director
V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
EASEUS Partition Manager
7Tools Partition Manager
Spotmau Partition Genius


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