OK, thanks for the response. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to just have the
software. This will only be a one-time thing, so I was trying to get around
paying, but the flexibility to do it when I want will be nice.
"Richard Urban" wrote:
> The built-in shrink utility will be able to decrease the partition size till
> it bumps against the first unmovable/locked system file.
> If you want to decrease the partition further you will need a 3rd party Disk
> Management tool. You can use Acronis Disk Director suite. The latest posted
> version (ver 10.0 build 2160) is 100% Vista compatible. After installing the
> program, create the emergency CD. Reboot the computer and boot up with this
> Do your partition work from there. You will not be hampered with locked
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > My ASUS came with a C: and a D: (80GB each), I assume C: for the OS and
> > programs, and D: for data. What I wanted was decrease C: down to about 40
> > GB
> > and increase D: to about 120 GB. However, Vista will only let me shrink
> > C: a
> > tiny bit, and even then won't let me slide it into D:. Then, I gave up
> > with
> > two partitions and tried deleting D: and just using a single C: partition,
> > but the disk management wouldn't let me combine the two. Any suggestions?
> > I'd hate to pay just b/c this is a one-time use, but that may be
> > necessary...
> > Thanks!