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Ok, I told this guy that I would help him fix a partition problem on his xp computer. This guy has 0 computer knowledge. On all my computers I am running vista, and I have never really messed with xp in depth, because I really started getting into computers right as vista was coming out and that's what I am familiar with now. Anyway, I know how to extend/shrink partitions on vista... administrative tools\\computer management\\storage\\disc management... but there is no option for extending/shrinking in XP. So what program do I need to download for this? Thanks for the help
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partition magic
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I'm not sure if the demo version of Partition Magic actually resizes partitions. But I heard guys have had success with this one. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
And it's FREE ~JadeMiner~
    
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Hey thanks for the advice guys. Yeah I'll check out "Gparted..." That might be just what I"m looking for. Is there a way to do it without external programs? Like just some preinstalled xp program?
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Hey thanks for the advice guys. Yeah I'll check out "Gparted..." That might be just what I"m looking for. Is there a way to do it without external programs? Like just some preinstalled xp program?
Since you are doing this "after the fact" of the O/S already being installed, then no... you can't modify the partitions the way you would like without using a 3rd party software.

Windows XP allows you to modify partitions BEFORE you install the O/S... after that, it won't do it without destroying all of the files currently on the drive in question.

Save yourself the hassle... get a 3rd party software (I prefer Partition Magic myself) to handle this. Quick, easy and somewhat painless... especially if you use the free gparted.

Here is a listing of free apps to do this partitioning:
http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...neditors.shtml
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Use an Ubuntu live disk.
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To allocate bytes for each OS you have to do it before you install if its what i think you are talking about.
Like 40GB to XP and 40GB to vista, once they are installed i don't think you remove/add space.
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In vista you can allocate space to partitions, I have done it several times on a couple of my vista machines. Notice the option to extend/shrink the volume...



Anyway so partition magic is a good one? Are there any really nice free ones?
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Ubuntu live disk!
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Ubuntu live disk!
Ok I have raid on my sig pc, and I tried to dual boot ubuntu on it the other day and I spent like 6 hours in panic trying to fix my boot loader and get my raid to work again... and I eventually did. Thank God. So I am still a little weary of that ubuntu live cd lol
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