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It Did What I Needed It To - With Some Help,
This review is from: UTIL PartitionMagic - ( v. 8.0 ) - complete package - 1 user - STD CD - Win (CD-ROM)
If you have a Sony Vaio this review is for you. In the past Sony has created small C:\ drives and large D:\ drives. So C:\ quickly fills with additional programs and then you need PM to fix it (move some from D:\ to C:\). But I kept getting errors with PM running in Windows. Sony was no help, and Symantec (who makes PM) had one suggestion - run it in DOS. That solved the problem and then PM works well.
Want details? start PM in windows and select "create rescue discs". These boot the computer in dos. Next (this will all make sense when you actually do it) select D:\ and tell it to shrink that partition by, say, 10GB AND specify that the 10GB be located IN FRONT of the new, smaller D:\. This places the "set aside" space before D:\, but right after C:\. Then select C:\ and tell it to make C:\ larger by 10Gb. If you don't do these steps in this order the program doesn't detect any extra space to give to C:\. It took me hours of "playing with it" to figure this out, so I hope this saves someone some grief.
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Initial post: Dec 16, 2007 9:49:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2007 9:50:42 AM PST
I'm on the fence in consideration of purchasing this program to fix my VAIO partition...after over 3 years of eeking out C: drive space, I just can't take it anymore! I think i've seen and heard enough with this review to accept the risk. The gouge that you threw in about DOS is the kind of stuff that makes the difference between a useful review and a good review. Please update your comments if anything has changed or if you could add more valuable feedback. Thanks.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008 9:54:27 PM PDT
C. M. Vanlandingham says:
Great review! I am also trying to find software to enlarge a C: drive that is ridiculously small on my VAIO, 13 Gigs on a 250 Gig drive. Your comments will be extremely helpful if I decide to use this software.
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