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Old 11-07-2007, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK I got Partition Magic installed on my current Windows and I have my bootable CD ready to install the 2nd Windows but I am confused as to what to do.

I just go into PM and right click the C partition, select resize, and that's it? And then I can create a second partition, turn off computer, boot from CD and install my 2nd Windows?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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make a another partition 1st on the 320 gig hit apply. move your data from the 60 gig to there. delete the 60 gig. resize the 20 to 80 gig. hit apply
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I successfully partitioned the 320gig, how should I move the data to it? Just copy and paste from within windows, or is there a way using partition magic or something?
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I successfully partitioned the 320gig, how should I move the data to it? Just copy and paste from within windows
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Go to start right click my documents, click properties (you can only do it here) and select move. Move it to you second partition.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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But wouldn't that not transfer over my programs and stuff? I'm trying to keep this Windows install up and running like it is now, but then install Windows a second time and start installing my drivers and programs but still have this current one to fall back on.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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it will only move your documents
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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ok, is there a way to like copy the entire partition on my 80gig drive and move it to my 320gig drive, maintaining windows? or would that just screw up everything?

edit: let me get my thoughts straight here


in the end i want it to look like this:
80 gig -> 35gig new windows, 25gig games, the rest would be games OR it could be my old windows partition
320 gig -> 20gig old windows and 300gig music/movies, OR 320 gig music/movies
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So is there a way to get it like what I said in my previous post?
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Alright so does this look good?



XP 1 is a blank partition I made. I can always change the label and drive letters later.



The 1024 cylinder can be ignored since I will delete the C partition, as it will be copied to my other drive, and I will put the new partition at the start of the disk so it will pass the boundary but still be bootable just like my current C partition.

Then I will just repeat the creating and formatting partitions until I get it like this:

80 gig -> 35gig new windows, 25gig games, rest documents
320 gig -> 20gig old windows and 300gig music/movies

Later I will probably delete the old windows and make the 300 gig partition the full size of the disk. All partitions will be NTFS.
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