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I just got a new dell laptop and windows 7 doenst allow partitioning in the sizes I want.
It these a software that is free and will allow partitioning of the hard drive without corrupting the data.  I have been told that Partition Magic 8 isnt compatable with windows 7
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Try these

http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/help/resizing-and-moving-partition.htm

I have done this before with Acronis Disk Director and Gparted via a Knopixx Live CD

Hope this helps

Jfer
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EASEUS Partition Master has worked well for me in the past and works with Windows 7.  Make sure and backup any files you don't want to lose, as NO software has a guarantee against failure adjusting partitions.  You know that Windows 7 can shrink and extend partitions as a built-in feature, right?  What sizes do you have, and what sizes were you hoping to get?
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by:RootsMan
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Have you tried Parted Magic? ( http://partedmagic.com/ )
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"windows 7 doenst allow partitioning in the sizes I want."

Windows 7 allows partitioning in ANY sizes as long as each is big enough to fit the OS and the data.  You might mean that WIN7 does not allow you to format with the format you want, and that is correct, it will ONLY work on NTFS partitions, not FAT32 partitions.

Most other partitioning software will not work with windows 7.  You can either explain what you are trying to do that win7 won't allow, or install windows XP -- which is what I did.
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by:noxcho
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Paragon Partition Manager 11 Personal Edition: www.partition-manager.com
It will let you do all you want.
Windows 7 partitioning tool is limited to shrink and extend operations of NTFS right border. It will not let touch left border of a partition at all.
Paragon includes backup tool as well in this version so you can take backup before touching anything.
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I've used a linux distr. to manage partitions.  It's free and is very useful when resizing partitions.  Just make sure you have a backup and don't delete your c: partition or reformat it.  

See article:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoResizeWindowsPartitions


download: (it's a large download but worth it and free)
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
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Any of these should work, just make sure to backup like cperry71 said

Jfer
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