Modify Vista Disk Partition

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vista-partition.pngWhen using Vista, third-party applications are not required to modify a disk partition, as Vista has a built-in partition manager.

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Here’s how to shrink a partition:

  • Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Double Click Computer Management -> Storage ->Disk Management.
  • Right click on the partition that you want to shrink and select the shrink option.
  • Then, a pop-up box will appear and you’ll need to enter the amount of space you want to shrink the partition by (By default, the maximum is entered).
  • Click Shrink and the application will start shrinking the disk according to the amount you just entered.
  • After shrinking the partition, you can click the new partition and format it the way you want it.

Here’s how to extend a partition:

  • Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Double Click Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management.
  • Right click on the partition that you want to extend and select the extend option.
  • Then click Next in the Extend Volume Wizard.
  • Then the Extend Volume Wizard will list all the free space available on the disk drive and let you extend the partition.
  • Select the amount of disk space that you want to extend it by.
  • Click Next, Confirm, and Finish.
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  1. 1 On April 18th, 2008, Tal said:

    Thanks , very helpful

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