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Windows 7: Looking for an app to change partition


24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Looking for an app to change partition

Something similar and as powerful and reliable as Partition Magic.

I tested EASEUS Partition Master free edition but it says my first HDD is a dynamic disk so it can not do any operation on it. Besides I heard converting to basic disk would delete all my data!!! DO NOT WANT.

Here is my current HDD config
1. 1.5TB HDD
- 100MB System Partition
- C: 32GB Partition for Win 7
- D: 455GB
- E: 455GB
- F: 455GB

But even tho I use C: only for Windows 7 and install apps in other drives, after one year 32GB has become too small for Windows 7 (guess it stores 10s of Gigs of trash data)

The new HDD config I want
1. 1.5TB HDD
- 100MB System Partition
- C: 32+15GB Partition for Win 7
- D: 450GB
- E: 450GB
- F: 450GB

Obviously can not do that with crappy built in Windows 7 partition tool.
So any idea to achieve this config please?

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24 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

gpart is good


Gnome (linux) based partition manager. Runs off a liveCD


http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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24 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does it have a UI or command line only?
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24 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't think Gparted can convert dynamic to basic without data loss - can it?

If you can find the older version of the free Partition Wizard - you're in luck .

Partition Wizard 4.2 is the one.
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24 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't think Gparted can convert dynamic to basic without data loss - can it?

If you can find the older version of the free Partition Wizard - you're in luck .

Partition Wizard 4.2 is the one.
Not sure to be honest, i haven't had to use it in a long while.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Read Only View Post
Does it have a UI or command line only?
It is like booting into a GUI Linux but you only have limited options.
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24 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Read Only:
I've been using Partition Wizard for a long time now.
It's Free and it just works.
You can also create a bootable CD (recommended) if you like.

You can get it here: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
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24 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Read Only:
I've been using Partition Wizard for a long time now.
It's Free and it just works.
You can also create a bootable CD (recommended) if you like.

You can get it here: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
Compare Editions Partition Wizard

The free version can not convert dynamic to basic without data loss
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24 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Read Only:

Can you make a backup image first? Convert the partition, then restore from the image?
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24 Nov 2010   #9

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

you cannot convert a dynamic disk back to basic without reformatting as a basic disk, and this action will erase all data .......

the simplest way is back up your files then convert your disk and then reinstate your files to your newly created basic disks
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24 Nov 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Ummmm.

Doesn't anybody read the posts?

You can convert a simple dynamic disk without data loss.

You can do it with a free app.

Quote:
If you can find the older version of the free Partition Wizard - you're in luck .

Partition Wizard 4.2 is the one.
If you search this forum - you will find it.
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