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I am in a bit of a bind. I need to use my USB device to create a live-usb in order to boot into either my Windows7 partition. However, I do not have access to a computer with admin rights in order to use the Disk Manager (diskpart) utility. The USB device apparently has partitions that I need to erase because I currently only have access to about 31MB of storage space.

What are my options? Are there any partitioning utilities that I may use that do not require installation or admin rights? I only need access to a mounted USB flash device, not the system's partitions.

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Try the Disk Management Console (Right click on Computer → Manage).

But as far as I know, you can't have that level of access on a device without admin rights. By the way, I suggest you use a proper tool like gparted or similar; it will really come in handy if you do this regularly.

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Absolutely, but I have a sort of chicken-and-egg problem here. I need a bootable drive before I can regain access to the computer, yet I can't create one without having said access. – sherrellbc Jun 6 '14 at 22:36
You can burn a dvd with a bootable image (gparted has its own bootable image), and you don't need admin privileges to burn a dvd. – arielnmz Jun 6 '14 at 22:55

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