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Well, recently went through a rather catastrophic hardware and software failure and just got back up and running (sort of). My problem is that I accidently installed XP to a 6 gig partition on my 74 gig drive and it's out of space. I do not seem to be able to combine the XP partition with my much larger 50GB partition (2 other partitions are Linux). Is there a way to force Windows to start writing stuff to the 50gig partition rather than defaulting to the 6 gig? Like install files and imports, I would rather they default to drive F (50gig partition) rather than drive J (6 gig partition). I'm not afraid of tweaking the registry or anything. Any pointers on how to do it? Reps for successful advice.
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Not as far as I know, I always dedicate a 10 gig partition to windows and have never used over 4, so I dont see how youve used over 6 unless your installing programs to the same partition. edit: uninstall all programs on the windows partition, and when installing them, change the drive letter during install to install to a different partition.
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Well, issue is moot now the system finally crashed so I just deleted both partitions and made a new bigger one.
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