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Saphire
11-11-2008, 09:48 AM
Is there any way of increasing the size of my boot partition on a xp machine without haveing to start from scratch. I have a 250gb hd, I set up a boot partition of 20gb last year. I have since realised it would have been better to have had no partition, now I am running out of disk space on drive C only 3gb left. I have just loaded a new graphics program and a lot of the files that are needed are stored on C:

Trev
11-11-2008, 10:15 AM
Get Gparted http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ I used it to put another partition on my 500gb HD. Didn't lose any data. You have to download the ISO of it then burn it to cd.
:)

wainuitech
11-11-2008, 10:17 AM
Welcome to PF1 - One I use is Easeus Partition Manager (http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm) - the Free version allows you to resize partitions, where as the paid one allows you more options- ( see on Site).

Some People also use Gparted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) - also free.

Just make sure you back up any data before changing partition sizes as sometimes things do go wrong - better to be safe than sorry.

Trev
11-11-2008, 10:20 AM
Check this thread out on how to use Gparted.
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=91948&highlight=gparted
:)

Blam
11-11-2008, 10:22 AM
[quote=wainuitech;725809]Welcome to PF1 - One I use is Easeus Partition Manager (http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm) - the Free version allows you to resize partitions, where as the paid one allows you more options- ( see on Site).
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+1
I used to use gparted but EPM is just as good-nice gui too.

rob_on_guitar
11-11-2008, 10:36 AM
Thats some pretty kick ass tips right there! Thanks.

wratterus
11-11-2008, 12:03 PM
I've never used EPM, just downloaded it and tried the free version out cause I was having trouble with GParted, worked a charm, and the GUI is very user friendly too.

Highly recommended. :banana

You've bought the paid verison wainui? I'm guessing it's worth it just for the boot disk option. :p

wainuitech
11-11-2008, 01:10 PM
I've never used EPM, just downloaded it and tried the free version out cause I was having trouble with GParted, worked a charm, and the GUI is very user friendly too.

Highly recommended. :banana

You've bought the paid verison wainui? I'm guessing it's worth it just for the boot disk option. :p Yep - got the Pro Version after someone else on here recommended the Free program - mainly for the Bootable CD & it supports 64Bit - didn't see the need for the Server edition.