I resized my Vista partition to "create" this partition of mine. I took the ~20GB of space from my Vista partition to create this new drive which i will now use to install Ubuntu.
As for your list thing. I took the very top one. The GPArted-livecd-0.3.4.11.iso file downlaoded that and burned it and used it. So you are telling me that i was able to use a Linux ONLY disc to resize my partition and create this new partition? Right. Cause that makes total sense. I used a Linux only LiveCD to shrink a Windows partition and then used that space to create a Linux partition. Even though i formatted it to NTFS to make sure that Windows would see this new partition.
Sorry but i dont care if it says Architechure or platform independent. It WORKS. I have used it and tested it with Windows. It works to do all functions needed to a.) free some space up b.) create a partition with that space. Which is what most users will have to use it for. Sorry but it is not independent on anything. I used a i386 ISO and it worked for Windows. I guess that means it isnt Linux only. I guess that would mean it is dependent on being 32 Bit
Since i386 is 32 Bit architecture and all.
So again i state that GParted no matter what version you use will accomplish any and all tasks needed for making a partition for Windows.