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microsoftIf you have Windows Vista you should know that there is a nice feature called Disk Management which lets you manage your partitions thanks to a nice GUI, without knowing anything about programming. But what happen when this features doesn’t work or you need to use an alternative way just for the heck of it? Luckily for us Windows Vista lets you create, delete and modify your partitions by using another feature or I’d better say command which is implemented in DOS. Here is the trick to follow:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Click Command Prompt.
  5. On the Command Prompt’s window type: Diskpart
  6. Type: list disk
  7. The the command should returns you with the available partitions on your hard disk.
  8. Type: select disk <disk number> to select the disk you want to work with.
  9. If you want to see the volumes/partitions of the disk you selected type: list volume
  10. If you want to create a new partition type: create <new option>. (e.g. create volume)
  11. If you want to select a partition type: select volume <number> or select partition <number>
  12. Now you should have a number of options to choose from. Here is the list:
    • Shrink desired=10000 minimum=2000 (Shrinks the volume by 10GB)
    • Extend size=10000
    • Delete Partition
    • Format

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