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Win XP resizing partition help

  Hetti 19:03 28 Apr 2013

After a reinstall of win xp home,I'm getting message the is not enough space on the drive to complete the updates and they have been suspended until I free up some space.

The drives are C drive it has 10.1 GB free total capacity on this one is 25.7 GB D has 26.1 GB free F drive that has 87.0 Gb free

The operating system must have been installed on the wrong one,what can I do to sort this out please without doing another reinstall please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:54 28 Apr 2013

You will need third party disk manager for XP

Paragon here will resize partitions

What have you got on D? if only data not programs then move everything from D to F and then merge C and D

  Hetti 20:29 28 Apr 2013

Thanks Fruit Bat/\0/\ I really am lost here, on D there are eight files with long strings of letters and numbers I hovered over one and it showed amd64,i386 and others then on another I hovered and it showed spuninst.exe, spmsg.dll (just to give you some idea)as well as others. Is it an easy process to use Paragon or move files as you suggest? it looks tricky for someone like me, lol

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:18 29 Apr 2013

spuninst.exe, = service pack uninstall. Folders created during install of the windows SP2 /3. These can moved or deleted.

I have never used Paragon so couldn't say how easy it is to use Other partition programs I have used are reasonably easy you just select the tow partitions and select merge or select merge and then point it to the two partitons to be merged.

However in all cases the two partitions t be merged must be next to each other which was why I asked what was on D:

  Hetti 10:08 29 Apr 2013


I cannot even download Paragon as there is not enough space on any drive, if I was to delete all files on D what would be the worst thing that could happen?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:03 29 Apr 2013

You would not be able to uninstall any of the service packs When you download paragon you need to make sure it is saved on the F drive

  Hetti 15:17 29 Apr 2013

Fruit Bat/\0/\

Firstly I must apologize for the info I gave in first post, I gave the free space for Drive F as 87GB, today when I look it is only 50MB, sorry don't know how I made a mistake like that even for me that is really bad,I'm so stupid!The only thing that might explain it is the Windows updates that had been suspended have been successfully done now. Anyway, the Paragon download will not install on any of the drives I get the same message for each, that there is not enough space on them, the space needed is 78MB and although the C drive shows as having 10.1 GB free it will not install there.

I feel out of my depth here, but would like to get it sorted for my grandson to practice with.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:51 29 Apr 2013

Are the drives NTFS or FAt332?

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