Resize partition (Win vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Minh Quân, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Minh Quân

    Minh Quân Guest

    Hi all,
    My vista's partition size is 40Gb, I need to enlarge it. How to resize it
    and my data isn't lost.
    Thanks.
     
    Minh Quân, Dec 27, 2007
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  2. Minh Quân

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Run diskmgmt.msc from the start/search line. Examine the drive, you will
    need free space to exist immediately after the volume that you want to
    expand. If there is, then simply right click the volume and expand will be
    one of the options. This is a non-destructive routine, but it doesn't excuse
    not backing up your data in case of problems.

    If there is no free space adjacent to the volume, you will likely need to
    use a third party product like BootIT NG to do this work, as you will not
    only have to shrink and adjacent volume (something you can do with disk
    manager), but also need to slide them to arrange the free space accordingly.
    This is not something you can do with disk manager.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 27, 2007
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  3. Minh Quân

    bb Guest

    'Course, if it's a 40GB HD, you can't enlarge it.

    Or if you prefer to mouse to it: right click 'Computer', select 'Manage'
    Then click "Disk Managment" under Storage.

    -bb
     
    bb, Dec 27, 2007
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