You probably know that tinkering with the partitions in Vista could lead to big problems like refusal of your machine to boot. But nature has it that every problem has a corresponding hack. Vista has a built in tool that helps you with the resizing of your partitions, the diskmgmt.msc
. But when you want to move your partitions around, that's another story that needs some help from outside Vista. I know what you are thinking about but don't think about Partiton Magic
because this tool is useless with Vista. There's a better tool that works well with Vista, GParted
. This free tool "allow the individual to take a hard disk and change the partition organization therein, while preserving the partition contents". GParted, allows you to create, destroy, resize, move, check and copy partitions, and the file systems on them. Before attempting to use this software on your machine read the instructions carefully here
because tampering with your partitions is not child's play.
Labels: hard disk, Partition, Windows Vista