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Topic # 21509 29-Apr-2008 14:22
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I know Vista has a built-in partition re-sizing tool (I have used it previously).

This is how my current partitions look (Dell XPS M1210):



What I want to do is increase the size of C: by 10GB or so, and reduce the size of D:.

My question is this:

If I shrink D: by 10GB, will Vista's partition tool then let me extend C: by 10GB?

I'm cautious because IIRC, when Vista shrinks D:, it will leave free space at the end of the drive block, not the part adjacent to C:, and subsequently won't let me extend C:, because the new free space will not be adjacent to C:.

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Ash

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  Reply # 127065 29-Apr-2008 15:04
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you will need a drive management utility tool to do that. Vista's is just a basic one.




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  Reply # 127098 29-Apr-2008 16:33
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Any suggestions of a free one? Will gparted work for this situation?

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  Reply # 127246 30-Apr-2008 09:40
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I have tried with GParted (ISO) and it does work well (in my case).

Pre-warning though... make sure you backup the important stuff, perhaps the C: and D: before you try such feat.




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  Reply # 127247 30-Apr-2008 09:46
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Just as a note - only the latest versions can support Vista's NTFS. Normal NTFS (like Windows XP...) is usually supported.




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