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    Partitioning progarm that allows resizing existing partitioins w/ a UEFI BIOS

    Existing HDD with three partitions (one active) from a conventional BIOS to a UEFI based BIOS
    The 1st partition is only 10GB. I want to double it for Win7 (no games, non O/S files are stored outside the active partition. I don't need any more room). The 2nd & 3rd are storage that I want to keep. The extra 10GB would come from the 2nd partition.

    Switching from a conventional BIOS to UHCI, is that any problem for non active partitions as far as loosing data and having accessibility?

    I have been using EaseUS & Partition Manager, but neither will allow me to resize an existing HDD's partition without wiping the entire drive. I haven't tried GParted yet.

    I'm looking for a program that I can boot from. Input?

    (I hope that made sense, ask if it didn't)

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    Re: Partitioning progarm that allows resizing existing partitioins w/ a UEFI BIOS

    Gparted should work on GUID partitions

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/faq.php

    You could also run a Linux live distribution and use gdisk (the GPT version of fdisk.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptfdisk/ It is a command line tool, but is more versatile than gparted. There is a tutorial here: http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/

    Of course, having resized/moved/created the partitions, you will also need to resize the filesystems to fit.

    I'm sure you are aware that editing partition tables is a potentially risky business, so make sure you have backed up all your data first. A safer but more long winded method might be to back-up your data, wipe the disk and start again.
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    Re: Partitioning progarm that allows resizing existing partitioins w/ a UEFI BIOS

    You could also run a Linux live distribution and use gdisk (the GPT version of fdisk. It is a command line tool, but is more versatile than gparted.
    That is above my pay grade, but GParted I would like to try.

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    A safer but more long winded method might be to back-up your data, wipe the disk and start again.
    Understood. I have backed up my data, but I wanted to avoid doing this and would also like the experience going my planed route.

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