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resize or create partition in Windows XP

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  • Started 6 years ago by helplessinNJ
  • Latest reply from oradeveloper
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helplessinNJ
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I have a 200gig SATA hard drive and am running Windows XP. I am a newbie. My computer has a single partition which has 200gig but only displays 178gigs. I thought I knew what to do but based on the above comments I not quite sure now.

I think I would like to resize this partition so I can create additional partitions. Wouldnt this help my system boot faster? Well anyway I couldnt quite determine which I should be doing or if I should be doing both processes. And if thats true which should I do first? It appears from all of the comments I have read this is quite simple in Windows Vista but what about XP? Are there additional tools I should be utilizing? If so which ones? Are there free tools available (not demos).

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mysticgeek
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Personally I am not a fan of partitioning drives unless it is essential for a certain configuration.

If you want a dual boot system then you will obviously have to partition or have an additional drive.

a good free utility is Gparted. In fact you should check out The Geeks article on it:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....partition/

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oradeveloper
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i guess that this link will serve you i tried it and every thing was great with my 160 g hdd its a way to install xp on vista but i guess that you only need the shrinking process to make what you need greeatings from egypt ahmed samir

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-computer/

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