I'm wanting to dual boot my (currently) XP computer with my new Vista ultimate edition, so I set out to create a primary drive partition to install vista to. I opened paragon partition manager and read that I had to create free space from an existing partition before I could make that free space into a new partition. I grabbed the edge of C: drive and dragged until I had a good 30gb or so of free space then told it to perform the operation, I needed to reboot to do it so 15mins later I opened paragon again but it won't let me do anything with the free space, I can't create a new partition out of it or anything. I've got a screenshot at the following link just to make it clear what it looks like at the moment, can somebody help me out please, cheers guys, Alex.
Is it the 34Gb of free space that you want to use for Vista? If so go to XP Control panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management > Disk management. Find the free space, right click on it to create a partition, allocate a drive number and format it.
I think all I get is properties, anything useful is greyed out. Can someone please explain how to create a new primary partition from free space on a NTFS partition using paragon partition manager (6.something), I think I've done something wrong at the outset.