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Creating Partitions in XP Pro

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Anonymous
November 22, 2004 6:27:02 PM

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

Noted in a book and the Help files that it appears possible to partition off
a large hard drive into smaller partitions/volumes using the Computer
Management Console.

I am currently running a new computer with one 160G SATRA drive. Is it
easily possible for me to break this into 2 or more drives while keeping
current data and NTFS? Currently utilzing about 7.5G.

Did XP Pro include something like Partion Magic? Or, am I reading this wrong.

Thanks.
Anonymous
November 22, 2004 8:34:55 PM

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

XP's DiskPart utility is capable of only partitioning a hard drive that is empty
or has "unallocated" free space.
For example, if you were to install a new second drive, DiskPart can be
used to partition and format it. DiskPart cannot segregate current files from
free space, therefore, only a sophisticated third-party partitioning program,
such as Partition Magic 8 , can be used with a drive that already has Windows XP
installed.

The only way you can create, delete, resize or merge existing partitions,
and not harm your existing Windows installation, is to purchase and use
a third-party partitioning program such as Partition Magic 8.
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

The alternative is to perform a "clean install" of Windows XP:

How to Partition and Format a Hard Disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313348&Product=winxp

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"Lexus" wrote:

| Noted in a book and the Help files that it appears possible to partition off
| a large hard drive into smaller partitions/volumes using the Computer
| Management Console.
|
| I am currently running a new computer with one 160G SATRA drive. Is it
| easily possible for me to break this into 2 or more drives while keeping
| current data and NTFS? Currently utilzing about 7.5G.
|
| Did XP Pro include something like Partion Magic? Or, am I reading this wrong.
|
| Thanks.
!