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Enlarge partition

By sweetchips
Oct 14, 2004
  1. Hi all,

    When I installed my new hard drive, I made two partitions. The first has the operating system. Is there a way to enlarge that a little? I have all of my programs over on the other one, but Windows adds little things here and there so I'd like to make it bigger if I could.

    Thanks
     
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    I have done this more than once with Drive Image (I am sure other similar software would also work)
    Works great if you have some medium to temporarily store the Image copy.
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Drive is PowerQuest's equivalent to Nortion Ghost, maybe you meant PowerQuest Partition Magic (it is not a freeware).

    Look at this thread, you can find one or more freeware partition editors.
     
  4. sweetchips

    sweetchips TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Fabulous List

    Thanks for the list. I'll try using one of those. I appreciate everyone's help.

    Shari
     
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Note that some utilities can't resize partitions undestructively, so you'll lose the data if you resize with them. In any case, back up important files first.
     
  6. Broli

    Broli TS Rookie

    I used Partition Magic 8.0 to move space from one partition to another. It worked great. Just dont use Partition magic to change drive letters lol.
     
  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    I meant Drive Image .You can make an I mage of your drives>Then resize the partition and copy the image back to your drives ,All with the same software.
    It works great!
     
  8. sweetchips

    sweetchips TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Paragon Partition Manager

    Hi everyone,

    I downloaded the demo version of this and I was able to resize the partition. Thanks for all the advice. I really didn't want to have to reinstall. Everything is working perfectly.

    Shari
     
  9. longtail

    longtail TS Rookie

    Enlarge system partition

    To enlarge the system partition, you need to use the special partition resizing program. In fact, Windows Vista/2008/7 Disk Management can extend a NTFS partition, but it cannot do any help to the system partition.
    In the market, there are many partition resizing product, for example, Acronis Disk Director, Paragon partition Manager, EASEUS Partition Master, GParted. But among the product, I like to use EASEUS Partition Master, which is very easy.
     
  10. sweetchips

    sweetchips TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply. I'll try that. I want to upgrade the drive, but that will work for now. I appreciate your time!!
     
  11. zhuq

    zhuq TS Rookie

    thank you longtail, i searched easeus in google and find the information partition-tool.com/resource/resize-boot-partition.htm
    yes it is really easy to use.
     
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