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How do I expand a drive partition?

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How do I expand a drive partition?

steve
I have an Asus PC1000 running WinXP on a 60GB SSHD. It came with Linux, but for a number of reasons I blew it out and installed XP. It runs great, but when I installed it, I inadvertantly installed it to the wrong drove partition, and as such as beginning to see a slow decline in space on that drive as updates are delivered and additional software is installed. I can install and run most things from the larger partition, but I wanted to know if there was an easy way to reallocate the amount of space reserved for each drive, without having to start all over!

There is no optical drive, but I do have a network drive, and would even be willing to purchase (and then return!) an external optical if need be.

Thanks!
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Brenton Keegan

Changing the partition size typically involves a third party application.

Partition Magic is one product, but there are others.
http://www.symantec.com/norton/partitionmagic

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steve

Thanks, I'll check it out!

/steve

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longtail

Note that partition magic is no longer for sell, http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?themeid=partition_magic&depthpath=0&header=0
In fact, you need not to pay software for this job, there is free professional partition resizing software, I cannot believe a company provides such a great software freely.
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

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Jacky Howe

EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition

<a href="http://www.partition-tool.com/ " target="_blank"><u>Freeware</u></a>

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OH Smeg

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

Though by the sounds of things here you have messed up the Install as Linux typically has 3 Partitions by default. To **** it away you need to wipe the HDD so you have access to all of the drive and not just a part of it. To do this you should use a product like Kill Disc again a freeware option.

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

The other thing you can do here is Open the Drive Manager locate the remaining unused Linux Partitions and format these to Windows Partitions. You can then proceed to move or install software and your Data as well as the Page file to these partitions.

Col

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computechdan

the partitions don't jus show up in drive management as unknown type?

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OH Smeg

So they could just chose to Format the Partition/s and then use them or?

I haven't looked at the Partition layout on one of the NetBooks so I'm not 100% certain that they follow the standard install for Nix though.

Col

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langr

I've successfully used EASEUS on a number of occasions to re-size partitions. It's fairly easy to use, and, as mentioned above, it's free (I LIKE free.)