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GParted is often worth using because it helps avoid several nasty mistakes. I guess the main advantage of command-line tools here is to have more visibility of details. This can be useful in unexpectedly fragile situations (at least once it's broken, the details might help you realize why). However I wouldn't recommend using them to others unless they ...


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You need the ntfsresize utility from the ntfs-3g package, which can resize NTFS file system. However, be sure to backup the partition before you make any changes to it, since sometimes Windows have other ideas of what the resized partition should look like. The backup can be conveniently performed with the ntfsclone utility (same package), since that saves ...


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The easy way is to install grub-customizer tool: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grub-customizer When Grub Customizer starts up, you’ll see a list of all the items that show up in the boot menu. To hide entries that you don’t want to see anymore, simply uncheck the checkbox next to ...


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Regarding your second option, of creating a VMWare image... yes you certainly can. It is called a P2V (Physical to Virtual) migration, and you can do a hot clone, rather than a cold clone. First, you need to put the original Windows 8 disk back into the machine. Boot it up. Connect an external usb disk large enough to hold the Windows 8 installation, to ...



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