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Best partition resizing sofware?

harvestharvest By birthright,a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
My parents computer was set up by a moron (my brother). He made like a 4gb partition for the system drive and left the other 90 gigs as a data partition. Guess what retard, that's not enough space. This was years ago though and now the computer is so thoroughly entrenched that the C: is basically full. I've deleted all the unnecessary and unused software and cleaned up all the temp and other junk files but it's not enough. I'd love to back everything up and start from scratch but I don't have the necessary drive space or equipment to make that happen.

So that leaves resizing the partitions. Risky, I know, but I'm willing to take that risk ;).

What's the best option for resizing partitions on Windows XP?

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  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    GParted. Download the LiveCD .iso, burn that, then boot from it to run it entirely in RAM. It's a lot better than what the Windows XP or Vista install media can give you.

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  • steeefsteeef Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    GParted. Download the LiveCD .iso, burn that, then boot from it to run it entirely in RAM. It's a lot better than what the Windows XP or Vista install media can give you.
    Seconded. You can also run it from the Ubuntu live CD (System -> Administration -> Partition Editor) , which I find myself using pretty regularly at work.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Isn't NTFS support under GParted flaky?

    Partition Magic would do the trick, but that's commercial software.

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  • LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Just my 2cents from my experience using Gparted (with NTFS).
    GParted will have trouble resizing a partition if the free space you want to use to expand your partition happens to reside on a separate logical drive. At least it did with me and by that I mean it refused to use the space. But Partition magic had no problem at all with the request.:?

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ok you guys are doing good but with LittleBoots' comment I'm starting to wonder wtf.

    This computer has C: partition of 4 gigs and D: partition of about 90 gigs. They're the same physical drive, and I hope they're formatted NTFS. Is GParted still my best bet? I hope so because <3 free.

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    harvest wrote: »
    This computer has C: partition of 4 gigs and D: partition of about 90 gigs. They're the same physical drive, and I hope they're formatted NTFS. Is GParted still my best bet? I hope so because <3 free.
    Yes, Gparted rocks.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    As always, though, back up anything important before fucking around with partition tables, for obvious reasons.

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