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I was wondering how to resize my primary partition so that I can install windows Vista on some of my free space. I just need to downsize the existing partition actually, I know windows vista setup has disk management stuff built in.
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I don't think you can, without formatting the drive.

That's why I don't use partitions.
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I have a piece of software that can do it, but it won't do anything under 64bit XP. I'm not sure why... I was wondering if there were any ways to do it without 3rd party software ... seems like this kind of stuff should be built into windows, it seems so practical to someone like me, resizing partitions and such ...
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When you go to install Vista, you have the option to change, create, resize partitions. Just do it from there.

If you do resize your XP partition, make sure you don't shrink it smaller than the "used" space on your drive. Example, if you have XP installed and it's using 100GB of your XP partition, don't shrink the partition smaller than that 100GB. You should know what would happen, lol.
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I didn't know that I could do all of that in the vista install prog. I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up!
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