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Re: shrinking NTFS partitions on Windows laptop



--- On Thu, 1/15/09, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:

> From: Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com>
> Subject: Re: shrinking NTFS partitions on Windows laptop
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 1:48 PM
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:55:37PM -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Paul W. Frields
> <stickster gmail com> wrote:
> > > Does Windows include a tool that lets you shrink
> the system partition
> > > on an installed box?  I know you can't do it
> while running off that
> > > system, but what about something on their
> installation disc?
> > 
> > Windows has no such tool. You can only delete, create
> or format
> > partitions during
> > install. Then later when the OS is running you have to
> delete partitions if you
> > want to change their size.
> > GParted live CD has worked well for me when resizing
> NTFS filesystems.
> 
> Wow.  I'm scratching my head over that one.  So in any
> case, it's nice
> that the Fedora installer doesn't require you to use a
> further live CD
> to do this, but freedom's a good thing regardless.
> 
> -- 

It depends on the version of Windows.  Windows Vista does have the ability to resize partitions on the fly.  Still I see no one has mentioned/suggeste3d that the drive be defragmented so that it can be resized without problems. 

Regards,

Antonio


      


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