Free Software for the Partition Manager on Windows XP/vista?
Try GParted Live. You can create a Boot CD and use that to work with partitions.
Windows Vista now has a built in partition manager. You can access it like this:
- Go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management.
- Then go down to Storage / Disk Management. That brings up your drives.
- Now you can just select a partition within a drive.
- 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.
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.
Parted Magic is pretty easy to use, and free
Cue Partition Manager is a very basic windows solution that is easy to use.
Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Free Edition - You can do almost everything with this free edition
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.