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Old 09-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I now have 2.4 GB of files which includes my antivirus program, all my important drivers for my VGA card, sound card, web browser.

My C drive has a capacity of something around 74 GB. However, I want my C Drive to have 4.5 GB of capacity with my copy of XP in it, and make a new partition with all my files, games, and music so it won't disrupt the system.

How do I make this new partition?

If you are going to recommend me to use a partition program like Partition Magic, please tell me a version that works. Unlike Partition Manager which says demo version, and doesn't actually let you make a partition.

Thank you very much. This is URGENT!! I have to do my homework ^_^
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You have to buy partition magic. You can create partitions when you load your o/s, so if you want to do it that way you have to reformat your drive but make a 4.5g partition and load it on there with fdisk. OR use partition Magic, it does work, i use it all the time.


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Alright. So you're saying the only thing I can do right now is reinstall windows in a 4.5 GB partition instead.

So I cannot do it unless I reinstall windows?>
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Or use a program like Partition Magic, but you have to BUY it for it to WORK
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Yes but I cannot buy it, and that's why I have come to this forum
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Then you need to reload the O/S and use fdisk. Did that link help you out?
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Oh thanks =D

But I don't want to use any FAT. I want to use NFTS.

Btw most of the info is for Windows 98, can you help me a bit on finding info on XP?
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Yae, once your OS is on there your S.O.L as far as repartitioning it without partition magic.
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Oh thanks =D

But I don't want to use any FAT. I want to use NFTS.
If you find yourself having to use FAT32, you can convert it once the os is installed. Its a quick process

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...onvertfat.mspx
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you don't have to waste your time with that slow fdisk. you can use your xp cd to create and delete partitions. you will have to reinstall xp though.

you have to either reinstall windows or buy partition magic or another partioning tool.

why do people always insist of using win 98 toosl for xp? you don't need them
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