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icow
06-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Hi

I'm doing some work which requires me to test what I'm doing in Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I was wondering what is the best way to create a new partition taking space from the existing one with windows 7 on it. Virtual Boxes are out of the question and so is adding hard drives as I' having to work on a laptop. Also will I be able to remove the partition and merge the space back into my windows 7 partition (without reinstalling windows/wiping hard drive) after I'm done with 8 and Ubuntu?

Thanks

mikebartnz
06-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Get a Linux boot disk like Parted Magic if the Ubuntu installation CD doesn't have a good partition program on it.
It pays to do a good defrag before doing so.

dugimodo
07-02-2013, 07:15 AM
windows 7 disk management can shrink or extend volumes, it's very limited but try it first and see. If it can't do it you won't even have the option to try. Select the disk you want, shrink volume. Then create a new one in the space created. Tp reverse the process delete the unwanted partition and extend the volume again.