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How do I move my boot partition to the left?

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    How do I move my boot partition to the left?


    I was dual booting with Windows 7 and I deleted that partition. It is to my understanding that I would need to move the Windows 8 partition to the left before extending it. Do I need to use a CD, or can I do it from a program? Thank you.
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    You need a 3rd party program. This is a good FREE one.

    Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

    Also has a FREE bootable CD version which would be the way to go.


    Jim
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    I think you will need a program and lots of luck! I did pretty much the same thing and almost went nuts trying to get my disk partition back for Windows 8. I wish I could give you a specific detail of how I finally got it done, but it was so much trial and error on my part that I am not really sure how I really got it done. I can tell you I used EasUS Partition Manager 9.2.1 Home Edition (free) to finally reclaim the partition for Windows 8. You might look at their website - wish I could help you more, I know how frustrating this can be. I think they have some tutorials with scenarios that might help.

    Free Partition Recovery Software - Recover Deleted FAT/NTFS/HFS/HFS+/HFSX/Ext2/Ext3 Partition in Windows.
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    And I would need to use the CD version right? As moving the partition with a program while using the partition wouldn't work? My, this seems scary. Hope nothing goes wrong
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    Partition Wizard has a "Enhanced Data Protecting Mode" that protects your data during the operation. See this article

    How to resize Partition for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 or Windows XP/7/Vista with partition magic manager software? Move/Resize Partition Help.

    It lets you move the partition left or right. Using the CD is probably the safest but if I remember correctly even if you use the installed version it goes into a standalone mode to due its thing. Use Macrium Free to image your partition as a backup before starting.
    Partition Wizard is a really nice program and I have used it a few times with no problems.

    Jim
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    It is actually Partition Wizard.

    They use "partition magic" to get search engine hits from those looking for the old partition magic - now defunct.

    Just in case somebody has or manages to find the old partition magic program - don't use it on nt6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is actually Partition Wizard.

    They use "partition magic" to get search engine hits from those looking for the old partition magic - now defunct.

    Just in case somebody has or manages to find the old partition magic program - don't use it on nt6.
    I had a brain fart but corrected my post. Partition Magic was a great program. I still have a copy of PM 8.0 in the file cabinet.

    Jim
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