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    Any suggestion about partition manager?

    I have windows 2003, I am trying to buy a partition software

    However, I found two on google, EASEUS and Paragon.

    I don't know which is good, can someone tell me?

    the software must support windows 2003 server x64,

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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Use Partition Manager. Create a bootable USB stick that boots into DOS and use the command line version. That way it doesn't matter what os you have installed.
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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    Use Partition Manager. Create a bootable USB stick that boots into DOS and use the command line version. That way it doesn't matter what os you have installed.
    What's the name of it?

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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Oh, I need some partition software which work under windows.

    I am sure the partition software will not destroy my data. the software you mentioned, can I used it to resize my partition without data loss?

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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Sorry, my mistake. I meant to say Partition Magic

    http://www.symantec.com/en/uk/norton/partitionmagic


    It works under Windows and DOS and it won't damage your data. Personally I prefer to do it from DOS but then I'm old school.
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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    thanks for your help, really.

    I have checked Partition Magic again just now.

    It does not support windows 2003

    Thank you anyway.

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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    2 points need making here - firstly resizing partitions introduces a degree of risk, and if your data is important you should *always* take a backup before doing something like this. Secondly if you *must* use a partition resizing tool that you install then I can highly recommend Acronis Disk Director, which comes in a Server variant for use on Server 2003 etc however if you don't *need* to have something that you install then have you considered a linux bootcd to make use of GPartEd? That way you spend no money, you don't have to install any software on your OS and... well, that's it. I know which way I'd be going.

    Oh, and don't forget to backup, just in case. Did I mention that?

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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post

    Oh, and don't forget to backup, just in case. Did I mention that?
    Rarely has a truer word been said - back up your data before doing anything with a partition manager!
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    Re: Any suggestion about partition manager?

    Gparted and a linux boot cd gets my vote
    I have used it on a few NTFS volumes with no problems
    and as Splash says "don't forget to backup"
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