Partitioning in XP Pro

  r3v 20:26 18 Sep 2005


I have installed win xp pro on a 40Gb HD. I now want to make a partition for files (15GB). How do i do this and what is the best free software to use ???


  Terry Brown 20:38 18 Sep 2005

There is a copy of Partition Magic on a recent CD from PCadvisor, that should do the job.

  Chegs ® 20:48 18 Sep 2005

I would have used the XP CD during install,its free.Doubt if disc manager can be used as you have the OS on the whole drive,but worth a looksee.

  PC Bilbo 20:51 18 Sep 2005

You can partitition Windows XP for free as part of the installation process.Unfortunately if you have already installed XP you would need to start from scratch.

click here

  keith-236785 21:01 18 Sep 2005

the september edition of Computer shopper (sorry fe) has a full version of Paragon Partition manager on the cover cd.

Partition Magic click here is the costly approach, about £25 but it is excellent (in my opinion)

you could try ranish partition manager (look in the downloads section at the top of this page) as another free option.

unfortunately you cant use the disk management tool in windows to resize the main drive, both paragon AND partition Magic will resize the windows partition without loss of data, not sure about ranish as i have never used it.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:25 18 Sep 2005

There is no need to partition XP. You would be much better buying an external hard disk or a large memory stick. Partitioning is so 1990's.


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