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Is it possible to resize C:, and not have to reinstall


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yazuki101

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I was wondering if there is some way to resize my C: drive, w/o having to clear both and c: and my d: and reinstall windows. Or barring that, could I compress my current windows settings (desktop, files, software, etc) and burn it to a DVD, then some how use that to save time (as opposed to reinstalling all my programs and such). Currently, I have about 12GB dedicated to the c:, and the rest of the my 80GB drive is the d:, my problem is that when I try to run photoshop all the temp files created (scratch disk?) fill up my c:.
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Symantec Partition Magic is your friend here. I bought "Norton Ghost10-Ghost2003-Partition Magic" package off Ebay for $19 one month ago. I tried PM on a customer computer that, like you, wanted a bigger "C" partition. It worked like a charm with no problems to date( this was done almost a full month ago).

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Within Vista you can do this, otherwise a utility such as Partition Magic will be needed.
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WARNING! Partition Magic has been known to trash hard drives so it is imperative that you backup your data first, just in case.

I've used it successfully several times but have also had two occasions where it totally corrupted the partition table to the point I had to delete all partitions, re-partition and start over again. If I did not not have a good, current backup I would have been in a world of hurt!
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also....if you don't want to buy a software package....check out GParted it's open source (so it's free) and it can do everything partition magic can do.....as well as modifying linux partitions etc... their documentation is extremely effective so read that first

also....as ZTrucker stated you should deffinitely backup everything you need, also run a chkdisk on the drive and defrage before you repartition anything
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Within Vista you can do this, otherwise a utility such as Partition Magic will be needed.


I may wish to try that on my VISTA HP machine, could you point me to some reliable instructions, please??

Tx :)

Edited by hansh, 19 March 2008 - 07:37 PM.

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Ztruker

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Many here: http://www.google.co...G=Google Search
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Thanks Ztruker, that's a lot of reading on a rainy day! :)
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peterm

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Here is a quick guide with pics
Resize with vista
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peterm, much appreciated! It looks a bit easier than reading through many pages of different experiences.

Have a great Easter everybody!

:)
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