ADDS: Resize system partition?

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  1. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    I recently purchased ATI 10 and am very pleased with it. No problems
    at all so far. Now, the next step.

    This new XP Home machine of mine has two 160 Gb internal dives. The entire
    master drive came partitioned as C:\, the system partition. Data is
    written to the other internal drive.

    Can ADDS easily (ie. wizard) and reliably allow me to reduce the size
    of C:\, and convert the balance to either other partitions, or
    unallocated space? C:\ files use only 8 GB on the drive.

    I know it can be done by reinstalling Windows, but I am looking to
    spend some money to make life simpler.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Assuming DD recognizes your hardware correctly, there shouldn't be a problem doing what you want. Once you have resized the C: partition, you can then create another partition (or multiple partitions) in the unallocated space.

    Since you are working with the Windows partition, it's recommended to do the procedure by booting to the DD CD instead of starting the resize from Windows.

    Also, please make sure you have a backup of the drive before you begin the procedure. The program is designed to be data-safe, but sometimes things go wrong.

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    If TI works well on you system, you can do what you want with it and not even use DD.

    Just backup your C: partition and then restore it (with a resize) to the size you want (replacing the existing C: partition).

    You could also create a Secure Zone, taking the amount of space you want from the C: partition (don't activate the Recovery Manager) and then remove the SZ leaving the space unallocated. Then use Windows Disk Management to create a new partition (or multiple partitions) in the unallocated space.

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    In either case, make sure you leave at least 2-5GB of free space on the Windows partition. It needs some room to work properly and room for any new programs you want to install in the near future.
     
  3. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    Hi MudCrab

    Many thanks for the info and tips. I'm new to disk management tools
    and ATI, so just now feeling my way along. Have not yet done much
    with options in ATI, only simple full disk images and restores from
    recovery CD. Will give your tips a try as I plod up the learning curve.
    I think I'm going to buy ADDS for compatibility with ATI.

    Thanks again.
     
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