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Super simple xp partition question

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  • Windows XP
  • Storage
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May 30, 2010 7:44:05 AM

Ok this sounds dumb for me to even ask. But for some reason i can't find where to shrink a volume so i can create a partition on it's main drive. on 7 it's super easy just right click and boom. but i can't seem to find it on here, and looking on google and youtube. all the partition help already has unallocated space open, which they seem to step the step of getting to that point.

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a b G Storage
May 30, 2010 8:20:22 AM

XP doesn't support partition editing (or resizing), you need a third-party tool (like PartitionMagic or PartedMagic...).
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May 30, 2010 8:35:15 AM

haha, thanks i had thought that had come along long before xp, but thanks!
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May 30, 2010 6:45:30 PM

No the auto partitioning only started with VISTA, that is one of the new tools that came with the new OS, I have always used Partition Magic (Version 5 or later for XP) Takes no time at all really (can be long if partitioning C drive) and turn bad sector check off before applying your changes otherwise it would take less time to reinstall the OS and all your software then it does to partition the C drive.
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May 31, 2010 10:22:48 PM

Is partition manic free?
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a b G Storage
June 1, 2010 1:53:46 PM

Partition magic is commercial software
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June 3, 2010 6:46:06 AM

thanks again!
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