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Live CD with good Partition Program (with GUI)

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Hi I'm thinking of reinstalling Windows. But I don't have a DVD burner/external HD. So I want to install Windows on a second partition and transfer my data over and wipe the first partition. But I hear Windows isn't very safe at partitioning. So I'm looking for a live CD with a graphical partitioning tool which allows creating/resizing partitions without wiping them.

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You can try to find a copy of Partition Magic.
If your windows system is stable, close EVERYTHING that isn't needed (using taskman)
and then run PM. It can do what you want as long as it has enough free room on the disk to move the files arround, but it can take a really long time.

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I'm just optimistic to trust in tried and proven Unix partitioning software... and as I said, I don't have a DVD burner or second HD to back up to. You can say I'm desperate enough to trust some partitioning software...

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Looks good! Thanks.
Won't know for sure until Monday when I get to high speed internet.
And that TortiseCVS looks good... May be my first CVS.

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Quote:
Original post by cozman
I always use SystemRescueCD it's Linux based but extremely powerful (and yes it supports NTFS, I use it rather often to resize my NTFS partitions)


I used this last week to resize an NTFS partition. Not to discourage its use, because I've heard many people recomend it for NTFS work, but in my case it borked my drive entirely due to errors in the current filesystem. I was resizing a current NTFS partition. If you use this software its probably a good idea to use the windows tools to scan and repair errors first, and of course: ALWAYS BACK UP FIRST! Backing up saved my ass, these partitioning programs are not bullet-proof.

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