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Old 06-21-2006, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi chaps,

I'm getting incredibly frustrated, I cannot find a working partition manager that costs less the $60. I don't want to pay that as I only need it for one bloody use.... (vista).

I've tried many bootable CD's, and I've only managed to create a 7mb partition that has no use whatsoever for me....

I was just hoping that maybe someone had a good idea, or link to either a trial version of something, or a free full one. I just need to make one partition....!

Also, if I eventually found a partition manager that worked, to install Vista, what kind of partition should I make? logical? etc...!

Thanks a lot,

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i don't know of any free ones besides SwissKnife, but i'm not sure if you can partition or not.

make a Primary partition.

i'm installing vista as i write this, and you NEED to have slightly over 19gig free for file copying and stuff like that.
anything less it will not install.

i don'tknow how much the o/s takes up after.
i'm sure you can find it in the stickey at the top of this forum.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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see if any of these links still work on the techie toolkit

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Just use Gparted then it's a clone of Parition Magic looks just like it and has all it's features only it's entirely free.
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I've tried gparted, but it won't let me do anything, is it because XP is on that HD?
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Define what you mean by "free"...
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Well, either one where it is freeware, or one where I can get a trial, and then 'buy' a serial number if you know what i mean....!
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