Recommend a free partition manager

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  1. simonw

    simonw New Member

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    I need to help a friend resize a disk partition on Windows Vista, I've been out of the loop for a while on partition managers, so I hope someone can help. The requirements of the app should be:

    - free (or a workable free trial)
    - resize partition without losing data
    - easy to use, don't want it to be too technical
    - reliable

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Easeus
     
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    simonw New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, will give them a try (+1 rep for each of you).
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Windows, depending on what you're doing with the partition. Not technically free but you don't pay extra.
     
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    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    Don't know about Vista, but I just checked the disk management tool in Windows 7 and it really appears to be able to resize partitions without data loss. I didn't know that.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Win7 does have some tricks up it's sleeve...... but I still go back to Easeus because of it's disk/partition copy utility. I was able to move my Win7 to a smaller drive when I got an SSD which Windows own backup/restore or disk copy wouldn't let me do. Two+ hours of wasted time vs. 10 minutes and done. No brainer there
     
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    You're probably going to already, but make sure to take a backup of everything remotely important before proceeding with any such utility.
     

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