Resizing existing partitions

By Sir_Lancelot ยท 6 replies
Nov 10, 2007
  1. Im wanting to resize my windows partition on my computer to make it bigger and shrink my linux partition.

    Running Ubuntu, and XP Pro

    Any suggestions on how to do this without loosing my windows data (I plan to reinstall Linux soon so I dont care to re-format that partition)
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    Partition Magic is a good tool for this job.
    shrinking partition(s) is easy; expanding requires free space in the partition table.

    IF you're willing to sacrifice the Linux, delete the partition and then run
    Partition Magic to expand and redefine the free space.
  3. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yea, I am using a 50/50 partition but I'm really not as happy with it as I thought since I continue to use windows more being a gamer and I got 50% of my HD on linux doing nothing
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Any advanced partitioning utility can do this. The procedure would be: shrink the Linux one, move it to the end of the drive, enlarge the Windows partition.
  5. maushiv

    maushiv TS Rookie

    reinstalling the linus will crash your windows os as well, just try deleting the swap drives from linux using partition magic and conver that space in to windows drive. better be careful it works but never tried.
  6. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    im not so much reinstalling linux as I am giving that partition a reformat then installing a new version of linux into the free space in a smaller partition then expanding windows to take up the remaining space
  7. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    So IM ready to do this but I'll need a free utility that can add the free space I'll leave behind when I reinstall linux to my windows partition, any recommendations?
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