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Old 10-17-2005, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding newHD and Partitioning it

I currently have an 80gig SATA HD that is full and I have purchased a new 300g SATA HD. I want to install the 300 as my primary and the 8O as the slave. I am considering partitioning the new HD (using partition logic freeware) and I had a couple of questions. First does anyone know if Partition logic will work with SATA HD's? Their website doesn't seem clear on this. I've never played with partitioning before, do you do this to the new drive before anything else, like installing the OS. Any tips on the steps I should take here would be helpful.


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Old 10-17-2005, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you are useing windows xp, just put the winxp install disk in the drive, start the computer and watch for "press any key to boot from cd....."

then just follow the steps, it will partition and format it automaticly...

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Old 10-17-2005, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want multiple partitions you should make sure the partition XP setup will create leaves enough room for other partitions. You can add more partitions in Windows after finishing installation.
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