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Partitioning Freeware?

By Mazza558
Jul 2, 2006
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  1. Hi,

    I'm looking for a piece of partitioning freeware which runs without windows (i.e on a CD). It needs to be able to:

    -Resize a partition
    -Create a new NFTS partition readable as another drive by Windows
    -Delete partitions

    The reason I need this is because I want to set up my computer with a 10GB partition for XP and vital stuff, and then have a huge extra partition for media, games etc. The theory behind this is that my PC won't get slower the more stuff I put on it. Would this work in the first place?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    Ultimate Boot CD has partition tools. There is another standalone tool, but I cant remember the name lol. Hopefully someone else'll remember.
  3. Fernis

    Fernis TS Rookie

    I believe the Ultimate Bood Cd contains several partition utilities one being Ranish Partition Manager
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Acronis and Paragon sometimes put free versions of their partition utilities on magazine discs.

    It would be better to use one of them if you can.Ranish is not the most beginner friendly program out there.

    If you do use Ranish,make sure you double check each step in the process.
  5. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I asked for this sometime ago and this keeps coming up periodically. I went ahead and bought a copy of Norton partition magic off of ebay for about $30. It retails for about $70. It was worth it. I wouldn't spend more than $30 for it as it is a program you'll use maybe once or twice.
    It was well worth it though.
  7. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

  8. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 141

    In my opinion you may find that 10gigs is to small, I would shoot for 15 at least but preferably around 20. I say this because downloading files from the internet will require temporary files created on your C: drive, same with burning cd's and the windows defrag requires a minimum of like 15% free space. Through my experience 10 or even 12 gigs is to small, just my 2 cents.
  9. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 209

    Disk Director can be bought on the Acronis site for $29 with the 'Xmas' promotional key that still works :)
  10. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    You change the location of the temp files. My OS partition is 5gb, and it works fine.
  11. Mazza558

    Mazza558 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    So are you sure that a new NFTS partiton I create will be visible in XP? Last time I tried this, all I could see was the 10GB boot partition.
     
  12. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    After you create the partition, you have to format it to give it a file system via Disk Management. Otherwise you wont see it in My Computer.
  13. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 141


    That's extreme. Really.
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