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Free Software for the Partition Manager on Windows XP/vista?

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Try GParted Live. You can create a Boot CD and use that to work with partitions.

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I love GParted. Helped me when no other tool would. – Tomas Sedovic Jul 24 '09 at 23:54

Windows Vista now has a built in partition manager. You can access it like this:

  1. Go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management.
  2. Then go down to Storage / Disk Management. That brings up your drives.
  3. Now you can just select a partition within a drive.
  4. Right click it and you'll have options to Shrink, Extend or Delete it. The former two show a popup detailing what size you'd like.

More info here.

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Easeus Partition Master is an excellent tool, and the Home version is free! It has a bunch of useful features. I've been using it for a little while, and still cannot believe they give it away for free. You should definitely try it out.

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Parted Magic is pretty easy to use, and free

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Far superior to GParted IMHO. Sooooo many tools drool. – Ehtyar Jul 25 '09 at 1:05

Cue Partition Manager is a very basic windows solution that is easy to use.

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Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Free Edition - You can do almost everything with this free edition

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System Rescue CD has a nice GUI (type startx after you boot) to manage your partitions. You need to simply boot the CD and then select the partition manager.

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