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Old 03-05-2007
Kenn K
 
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resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of about 10
gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4 primary
partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i used
already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation. Everything is
working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.

Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
running out of space.
Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D drive)

any solution on this?

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Old 03-05-2007
Mamamegs
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

Kenn K pretended :
> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of
> about 10 gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already
> having 4 primary partitions and I could not create new partition for
> installing XP, i used already existing 'recovery partition' for Win
> XP installation. Everything is working fine, I can boot into both
> Vista/WinXP.
>
> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
> running out of space.
> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery
> partition(D drive)
>
> any solution on this?


You can try using a third-party utility like Acronis Disk Director 10.
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../diskdirector/

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Old 03-05-2007
Kenn K
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

"Mamamegs" wrote:
> You can try using a third-party utility like Acronis Disk Director 10.
> http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../diskdirector/
>
> --
> Mamamegs.
>


ok..i will try this link.

Just to mention, partition diiagram looks like this -

Partition X | D: (Recovery Partition, XP) | C: (Vista) | Unallocated
space(shriked from C:) | Partition Y
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Old 03-05-2007
Rick Rogers
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

Hi,

You'd have to use third party software to slide C: back into the unallocated
space and then expand the D: volume. The disk tools included with XP or
Vista are not capable of sliding existing partitions.

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"Kenn K" <KennK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> "Mamamegs" wrote:
>> You can try using a third-party utility like Acronis Disk Director 10.
>> http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing.../diskdirector/
>>
>> --
>> Mamamegs.
>>

>
> ok..i will try this link.
>
> Just to mention, partition diiagram looks like this -
>
> Partition X | D: (Recovery Partition, XP) | C: (Vista) | Unallocated
> space(shriked from C:) | Partition Y


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Old 03-05-2007
Kenn K
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

Thaks Rick.
Could you please suggest any third party softwares (freeware)?
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Old 04-05-2007
Rick Rogers
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

Hi,

With freeware, you get what you pay for. BootIT NG from
terabyteunlimited.com can do this from the bootable floppy that it creates.
As you don't need to install it, there is no need to register the program.
If you find it useful, as many do, you should purchase a license.

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"Kenn K" <KennK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thaks Rick.
> Could you please suggest any third party softwares (freeware)?


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Old 12-07-2007
Headscratcher
 
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RE: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

Please start from scratch...

I also bought a Dell Vista Laptop a few months ago. It is now complaining
that my Recovery partition is full, and I need to delete some files. What do
I do?
Can I expand the partition? How?
If I want to delete files, which ones can I safely delete? Is there a
written procedure from Dell on how to do this, and maintain the partition?

Thanks,

Ron

"Kenn K" wrote:

> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of about 10
> gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4 primary
> partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i used
> already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation. Everything is
> working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.
>
> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
> running out of space.
> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D drive)
>
> any solution on this?

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  #8  
Old 12-07-2007
Michael Solomon
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?



"Headscratcher" <Headscratcher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:23470969-3EB6-4575-8271-A6ED8733BBAE@microsoft.com...
> Please start from scratch...
>
> I also bought a Dell Vista Laptop a few months ago. It is now complaining
> that my Recovery partition is full, and I need to delete some files. What
> do
> I do?
> Can I expand the partition? How?
> If I want to delete files, which ones can I safely delete? Is there a
> written procedure from Dell on how to do this, and maintain the partition?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron
>
> "Kenn K" wrote:
>
>> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of about
>> 10
>> gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4
>> primary
>> partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i used
>> already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation. Everything
>> is
>> working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.
>>
>> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
>> running out of space.
>> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D
>> drive)
>>
>> any solution on this?


I think you need to ask Dell about how best to deal with this. Sometimes,
these recovery partitions are proprietary and can't always be dealt with
using standard partitioning tools. You need to consult with them in order
to make sure you don't corrupt or otherwise destroy the partition and/or the
day within.

--
Michael Solomon
Backup is a PC user's best friend
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  #9  
Old 12-07-2007
Ian
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

You can do some limited action through control panel/administrative tools,
but to really change you partition safely you need a program like Partition
Magic.


"Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Headscratcher" <Headscratcher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:23470969-3EB6-4575-8271-A6ED8733BBAE@microsoft.com...
>> Please start from scratch...
>>
>> I also bought a Dell Vista Laptop a few months ago. It is now complaining
>> that my Recovery partition is full, and I need to delete some files. What
>> do
>> I do?
>> Can I expand the partition? How?
>> If I want to delete files, which ones can I safely delete? Is there a
>> written procedure from Dell on how to do this, and maintain the
>> partition?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Ron
>>
>> "Kenn K" wrote:
>>
>>> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of about
>>> 10
>>> gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4
>>> primary
>>> partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i
>>> used
>>> already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation.
>>> Everything is
>>> working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.
>>>
>>> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
>>> running out of space.
>>> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D
>>> drive)
>>>
>>> any solution on this?

>
> I think you need to ask Dell about how best to deal with this. Sometimes,
> these recovery partitions are proprietary and can't always be dealt with
> using standard partitioning tools. You need to consult with them in order
> to make sure you don't corrupt or otherwise destroy the partition and/or
> the day within.
>
> --
> Michael Solomon
> Backup is a PC user's best friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>


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  #10  
Old 12-07-2007
Michael Solomon
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?



"Ian" <igb123@talktalk.net> wrote in message
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> You can do some limited action through control panel/administrative tools,
> but to really change you partition safely you need a program like
> Partition Magic.
>
>
> "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
> news:31035E28-696E-4677-A58E-DA3DF458F5C8@microsoft.com...
>>
>>
>> "Headscratcher" <Headscratcher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:23470969-3EB6-4575-8271-A6ED8733BBAE@microsoft.com...
>>> Please start from scratch...
>>>
>>> I also bought a Dell Vista Laptop a few months ago. It is now
>>> complaining
>>> that my Recovery partition is full, and I need to delete some files.
>>> What do
>>> I do?
>>> Can I expand the partition? How?
>>> If I want to delete files, which ones can I safely delete? Is there a
>>> written procedure from Dell on how to do this, and maintain the
>>> partition?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>> "Kenn K" wrote:
>>>
>>>> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of about
>>>> 10
>>>> gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4
>>>> primary
>>>> partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i
>>>> used
>>>> already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation.
>>>> Everything is
>>>> working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.
>>>>
>>>> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
>>>> running out of space.
>>>> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D
>>>> drive)
>>>>
>>>> any solution on this?

>>
>> I think you need to ask Dell about how best to deal with this.
>> Sometimes, these recovery partitions are proprietary and can't always be
>> dealt with using standard partitioning tools. You need to consult with
>> them in order to make sure you don't corrupt or otherwise destroy the
>> partition and/or the day within.
>>
>> --
>> Michael Solomon
>> Backup is a PC user's best friend
>> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>

>

Ian, if this is DelL's recovery partition, I don't think he should do
anything with it until he has some answers from Dell about what can do and
shouldn't do with this partition.

--
Michael Solomon
Backup is a PC user's best friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

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  #11  
Old 12-07-2007
Charles W Davis
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

One thing that you don't do is place any data on a recovery partition. That
is the reason that there is so little empty space. For example mine has 6.39
GB and only 602MB free.
"Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
news:9CAB90F7-A4DD-46C2-8786-F3BB63B8F707@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Ian" <igb123@talktalk.net> wrote in message
> news:C0ED5325-03FA-4A4B-ABB7-DFB3EB4B3805@microsoft.com...
>> You can do some limited action through control panel/administrative
>> tools, but to really change you partition safely you need a program like
>> Partition Magic.
>>
>>
>> "Michael Solomon" <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
>> news:31035E28-696E-4677-A58E-DA3DF458F5C8@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>>
>>> "Headscratcher" <Headscratcher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> message news:23470969-3EB6-4575-8271-A6ED8733BBAE@microsoft.com...
>>>> Please start from scratch...
>>>>
>>>> I also bought a Dell Vista Laptop a few months ago. It is now
>>>> complaining
>>>> that my Recovery partition is full, and I need to delete some files.
>>>> What do
>>>> I do?
>>>> Can I expand the partition? How?
>>>> If I want to delete files, which ones can I safely delete? Is there a
>>>> written procedure from Dell on how to do this, and maintain the
>>>> partition?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Ron
>>>>
>>>> "Kenn K" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I got a dell laptop in which there was Dell recovery partition of
>>>>> about 10
>>>>> gigs, of which only around 6 were filled. As i was already having 4
>>>>> primary
>>>>> partitions and I could not create new partition for installing XP, i
>>>>> used
>>>>> already existing 'recovery partition' for Win XP installation.
>>>>> Everything is
>>>>> working fine, I can boot into both Vista/WinXP.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now the problem is, when i try to install any program in WinXP, it is
>>>>> running out of space.
>>>>> Disk Management console wouldn't let me extend my recovery partition(D
>>>>> drive)
>>>>>
>>>>> any solution on this?
>>>
>>> I think you need to ask Dell about how best to deal with this.
>>> Sometimes, these recovery partitions are proprietary and can't always be
>>> dealt with using standard partitioning tools. You need to consult with
>>> them in order to make sure you don't corrupt or otherwise destroy the
>>> partition and/or the day within.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Michael Solomon
>>> Backup is a PC user's best friend
>>> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>>

>>

> Ian, if this is DelL's recovery partition, I don't think he should do
> anything with it until he has some answers from Dell about what can do and
> shouldn't do with this partition.
>
> --
> Michael Solomon
> Backup is a PC user's best friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/


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Old 28-09-2008
stella
 
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Recently, Microsoft has released a latest version named Windows Vista. Compared with the other Operating Systems in Windows family, Vista contains a new feature which allows users to resize partition without any additional software. Previously, resizing partition is only available by using additional resize partition software.

In consideration that most of the people still do not know how to resize partition in vista. We would like to give you some directions as follows:

1) Click on the Start menu

2) Right click on Computer and click on Manage

3) You may get a User Account Control dialog here; just click Continue

4) In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk Management

5) Here, you will find your partitions on your disks. Right click on the partition you'd like to modify and it turns out a box


To know the exact steps of how to resize partition under Windows Vista, you may visit:http://www.partition-tool.com/partit...ing-system.htm
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Old 28-09-2008
Jacek Godorowski
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

???


"stella" <stella.3gfuvg@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> Recently, Microsoft has released a latest version named Windows Vista.
> Compared with the other Operating Systems in Windows family, Vista
> contains a new feature which allows users to resize partition without
> any additional software. Previously, resizing partition is only
> available by using additional resize partition software.
>
> In consideration that most of the people still do not know how to
> resize partition in vista. We would like to give you some directions as
> follows:
>
> 1) Click on the Start menu
>
> 2) Right click on Computer and click on Manage
>
> 3) You may get a User Account Control dialog here; just click Continue
>
> 4) In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk
> Management
>
> 5) Here, you will find your partitions on your disks. Right click on
> the partition you'd like to modify and it turns out a box
>
>
> To know the exact steps of how to resize partition under Windows
> Vista, you may
> visit:http://www.partition-tool.com/partit...ing-system.htm
>
>
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Old 28-09-2008
Mike Hall - MVP
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?

"stella" <stella.3gfuvg@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> Recently, Microsoft has released a latest version named Windows Vista.
> Compared with the other Operating Systems in Windows family, Vista
> contains a new feature which allows users to resize partition without
> any additional software. Previously, resizing partition is only
> available by using additional resize partition software.
>
> In consideration that most of the people still do not know how to
> resize partition in vista. We would like to give you some directions as
> follows:
>
> 1) Click on the Start menu
>
> 2) Right click on Computer and click on Manage
>
> 3) You may get a User Account Control dialog here; just click Continue
>
> 4) In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk
> Management
>
> 5) Here, you will find your partitions on your disks. Right click on
> the partition you'd like to modify and it turns out a box
>
>
> To know the exact steps of how to resize partition under Windows
> Vista, you may
> visit:http://www.partition-tool.com/partit...ing-system.htm
>
>
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Re the subject, leave the recovery partition as it is..


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Old 29-09-2008
spot
 
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Re: resize recovery partition in Windows Vista(Home Basic) ?


Kenn K;183622 Wrote:
> Thaks Rick.
> Could you please suggest any third party softwares (freeware)?

With this freeware program you can move patitions: 'Norton Partition
Magic alternative freeware - FREE EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition'
(http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm)


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