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August 26, 2004 3:00:34 PM

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Can I create a partition using XP Home Edition after XP is already installed
on the drive?

I have a fresh installation of XP Home Edition already installed on an 80 G
HD and would like to create an image of the installation for backup purpose.
Can I create a partition of this installation with XP or do I need a 3rd
party product? If it is 3rd party, what do you recommend?

If I tried to create an image of the installation the way it is presently
set up it would be hughe? Right?
Anonymous
August 26, 2004 7:29:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

You can only create a partition if there is free space on the drive. The
WinXP drive tools do not allow for dynamic resizing of existing partitions.
They can only create and destroy them.

Imaging programs only pull the data files, not the entire partition. The
size of the image is dependent directly on the amount of data on the drive.
Most programs will also write directly to CD/DVD media as well. One I
frequently recommend is Image for Windows from www.terabyteunlimited.com,
but there are others as well.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"RS" <xxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Can I create a partition using XP Home Edition after XP is already
> installed
> on the drive?
>
> I have a fresh installation of XP Home Edition already installed on an 80
> G
> HD and would like to create an image of the installation for backup
> purpose.
> Can I create a partition of this installation with XP or do I need a 3rd
> party product? If it is 3rd party, what do you recommend?
>
> If I tried to create an image of the installation the way it is presently
> set up it would be hughe? Right?
>
>
August 26, 2004 8:06:33 PM

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Thank you. I'll check it out.


rs

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uV1HTM6iEHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> You can only create a partition if there is free space on the drive. The
> WinXP drive tools do not allow for dynamic resizing of existing
partitions.
> They can only create and destroy them.
>
> Imaging programs only pull the data files, not the entire partition. The
> size of the image is dependent directly on the amount of data on the
drive.
> Most programs will also write directly to CD/DVD media as well. One I
> frequently recommend is Image for Windows from www.terabyteunlimited.com,
> but there are others as well.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "RS" <xxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:usv0v13iEHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Can I create a partition using XP Home Edition after XP is already
> > installed
> > on the drive?
> >
> > I have a fresh installation of XP Home Edition already installed on an
80
> > G
> > HD and would like to create an image of the installation for backup
> > purpose.
> > Can I create a partition of this installation with XP or do I need a 3rd
> > party product? If it is 3rd party, what do you recommend?
> >
> > If I tried to create an image of the installation the way it is
presently
> > set up it would be hughe? Right?
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 26, 2004 8:06:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Just to clarify a bit, it's not free space as in space on a given partition
that is unoccupied, rather it is unpartitioned free space which would
probably appear as "raw" in the XP Disk Management module.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"RS" <xxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you. I'll check it out.
>
>
> rs
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uV1HTM6iEHA.3896@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> You can only create a partition if there is free space on the drive. The
>> WinXP drive tools do not allow for dynamic resizing of existing
> partitions.
>> They can only create and destroy them.
>>
>> Imaging programs only pull the data files, not the entire partition. The
>> size of the image is dependent directly on the amount of data on the
> drive.
>> Most programs will also write directly to CD/DVD media as well. One I
>> frequently recommend is Image for Windows from www.terabyteunlimited.com,
>> but there are others as well.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "RS" <xxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:usv0v13iEHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> > Can I create a partition using XP Home Edition after XP is already
>> > installed
>> > on the drive?
>> >
>> > I have a fresh installation of XP Home Edition already installed on an
> 80
>> > G
>> > HD and would like to create an image of the installation for backup
>> > purpose.
>> > Can I create a partition of this installation with XP or do I need a
>> > 3rd
>> > party product? If it is 3rd party, what do you recommend?
>> >
>> > If I tried to create an image of the installation the way it is
> presently
>> > set up it would be hughe? Right?
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
!