How to Use GParted

GParted is a free partition editor that can shrink, split, format, and modify Windows, Linux, and other OS partitions.



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Use your favorite ISO burning software (Roxio, Nero, etc.

) to burn this file onto a CD.

Put the CD into your CD drive.

Restart the computer and it will probably boot into the gparted-livecd. Skip to step 4. If not, then restart your computer again and check your BIOS screen to see if it has boot options. Press the corresponding key and change it to boot from CD. You may need to access BIOS settings on some computers.

When the boot screen comes up, choose the first option.

Lots of boot lines will flash before your eyes.

Hit at any prompts for language (if you want English).

When the system starts up, there will be a GParted window open.

(This is to resize your Windows partition.

) Right-click your Windows partition from the list, and then click “Resize/Move” and either

(A) Drag the bar in the picture that is your Windows partition to a smaller size, or (B) enter the size you want the partition to be in the “Partition Size” box.



  • You can undo things you’ve done with “Undo”
  • There are other functions you can use, such as reformat, delete, or move.
  • As with all software, it does have bugs. Sometimes it has errors modifying file systems, trouble recognizing File systems, and reading file systems as corrupted.


  • Do not drag and drop the ISO file onto the CD. You must use a ISO burning program . Most computers are bundled with this kind of software, but you may have to install a free ISO burning app. Plenty of them online.
  • Modifying your partitions can be dangerous. Try to back up your files unless you’re absolutely sure it’s safe.

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