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Windows 7: Is it Minitool partition wizard home edition is useful?

07 Dec 2012   #1

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Is it Minitool partition wizard home edition is useful?

Hi Experts,

Could you please clarify whether Minitool partition wizard is ideal tool to partition the C drive which has unmovable files?

Please let me know.

I don't wanna to use minitool bootable cd/flash drive so can i go ahead with tool alone?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!!!

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07 Dec 2012   #2

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Yes. Lots of folks here use that tool to do just that: shrink the C: drive to make room for another partition.

It is not advised to alter the C: drive while Windows is running, so we use the bootable CD or bootable USB versions to do the job. These are Linux based and can start and run without an operating system running.

How to shrink partition in Windows 7 with the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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07 Dec 2012   #3

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Yes -- I have used it for that purpose. Be sure to download the Minitool Partition Wizard BOOT CD -- and use that.
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07 Dec 2012   #4

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I use EaseUS partition master, which is free for home use, and can do it without using CDs or USB thumbdrives. Tell it what you want to do, and when applying the changes it will say "hey I must reboot the computer to do this" after you say yes it will reboot, boot itself instead of windows 7, do what it was supposed to do, then reboot windows 7 again.
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07 Dec 2012   #5
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You must use the bootable CD (or USB stick) of Partition Wizard to manipulate the C partition. And although it is safe, I highly recommend to make an image of C before you start playing with it. I once wiped it due to a small operational mistake I made.
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10 Dec 2012   #6

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Thanks all but the problem is my sister living far from me,she wanna to do this partition but due to unmovable files in C drvie she can not do it,she doesn't know how to work with bootable CD/Flash drive.Could you please tell Flash drive version is free or not?
@ obafetthotmail: EaseUS partition master does not require bootable CD/Drive?shall i go ahead with this tool?Please guide me.As per experts we should not do partition the C drive which has unmovable files when windows is running however if i do with EaseUS partition it will affect the system?
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10 Dec 2012   #7

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No, it does not look like you can create the bootable USB drive free. You need to use the Bootable Media Builder for MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition to do this. It does not look like the free (Home) version has that feature.

For that reason, plus no optical drive to use, plus the distance factor, plus the inexperienced user, I advise having your sister find a computer repair shop near her to do this job. That way there is little danger of messing anything up and she could probably get that done for the same cost as buying the pro version.

Or lets see what bobafett has to say about Easus. Maybe you can get a bootable USB free there.
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10 Dec 2012   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tamilarasan23 View Post
Thanks all but the problem is my sister living far from me,she wanna to do this partition but due to unmovable files in C drvie she can not do it,she doesn't know how to work with bootable CD/Flash drive.Could you please tell Flash drive version is free or not?
@ obafetthotmail: EaseUS partition master does not require bootable CD/Drive?shall i go ahead with this tool?Please guide me.As per experts we should not do partition the C drive which has unmovable files when windows is running however if i do with EaseUS partition it will affect the system?
If your sister does no know how to deal with a bootable CD, she certainly should not be manipulating the C partition.

First thing she needs to do before touching the C partition is to make an image of the C partition. Does she know how to do that and does she know how to restore the image in case of problems ??
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10 Dec 2012   #9

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@Whs: She doesn't know anything, thats why i wish to know the tool which is not requires the bootable flash drive or CD to partition the C drive without any issue.our requirement is need to partition but after partition it should be work as before.we tried paging file off,defragmentation,hibernate off,disk clean etc but we could get just 5GBs more.C drive has 284GB now we planned to parttion by 84 GB in C and rest of the GBs for new drive.Could you please anyone suggest best idea to solve this thread?
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10 Dec 2012   #10
whs

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I understand your problem. But if your sister does not have any system knowledge, she should really not be dealing with the C partition. She could turn a small problem into a big problem (e.g. an unbootable or corrupted OS).

Maybe you can do it for her via Teamviewer: TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
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