Can I or Can I Not?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by rmunk, Jun 25, 2007.

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  1. rmunk

    rmunk Registered Member

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    Will Disk Director Suite 10 merge partitions in Vista Home Prem.?

    I want to reduce C:\ and increase D:\.

    Any problems?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Merging and resizing are two different things.

    You can't merge partitions on two separate drives. The partitions have to be on the same hard disk.

    If you just want to resize. Use Vista's Disk Management program.

    DD build 2,160 is supposed to be Vista compatible but there are still some bugs. As always, I recommend having a backup in case anything goes wrong with partition operations. This recommendation is the same whether you use DD or Vista or any other program to manipulate partitions. There is always a chance something may get messed up.
     
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    I want to reduce the size of C:\ and take that free space and add to D:\, both are on the same hard drive. I have tried using Vista's disk management, but could only make another partition.
     
  4. K0LO

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    rmunk:

    In my case, yes, DD10 worked fine for me. I resized my Vista partitions 2 weeks ago. Details here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=177329

    A footnote here -- if you move the starting sector of your C partition then Vista will not boot afterwards. That's because the new Vista bootloader references the absolute sector of the start of the partition, so if you move the start location it can't find the needed files. If this happens, to fix it you need to boot the PC using the Vista DVD and do a repair.

    If you do not change the starting sector location then you won't have this problem. For example, it sounds like you only want to shrink the C partition by moving the ending sector location. That should work without incident.
     
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