I have recently installed Windows XP on a new patition. Unfortunately, I now realize I have not left enough room for expansion for programs etc. I therefore need to repartition the drive but my partition manager will not allow me to increase the size of the XP partiton without erazing it and completely reinstalling XP on a freshly created partition.
My question is: what are the problems, if any. involved in doing this?
I want to avoid falling foul of Micorsoft's product activation system.
Do I simply create the new partition and install XP to it as normal? Lets hope so!
I have not yet registered my copy of XP with Microsoft.
After reinstallation all you have to do is reactivate the program over the net, or phone - the net is easiest.
No problem, done it quite a few times.
If I were you I would leave it for a day or two to make sure that everything was 100%.
Only problem would be if you have reactivated quite a few times lately, you will then be given a 50 digit code. Write it down follow the instructions and when asked enter the 50 digit code and bingo everythings OK.