Expand Primary Partition into unallocated space (laptop)
Hi this is my first post on the forum, and my first week in this job! Sorry if it's a noob question - or in the wrong place, but I have searched elsewhere and here (without success) for a similar post.
We have a number of laptops running XP Pro SP2 which were provided pre-partitioned with the primary partition in NTFS and the second partition as FAT32, C: and D: respectively. The partition sizes are 12.9GB each.
Most users are not aware of the existence of the second partition and as a result the primary partition fills rapidly and the second partition remains unused. I would like to delete the second partition and expand the NTFS primary partition to fill the unallocated void.
This can be done fairly easily using Partition Magic but the school don't have this and are unlikely to pay for it. Is there any practical way of doing this without using Partition Magic?
GParted - worked like a dream
I tried GParted today and it worked perfectly. Absolutely fantastic.
I will try Diskpart next time and see how that goes, it's useful that it's part of Windows and you don't need a CD as with GParted.
The GParted disc will be filed in my 'useful stuff to keep' drawer for future use.
Thank you all for your suggestions!