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Old 08-31-2005, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing xp home edition

Ok i want to reinstall my xp home edition but this time i dont want to install the os on the hard drive and then just use all of that space where the os is installed but i want to install the os in one place but then when i want to use the other space on the hard drive like for other stuff that would be used on the computer.Now how can i do this with one hd.
Its a 56gb hd. How c

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Old 08-31-2005, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you have to partition it I dont know if there are free ones I will look around and see.

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Old 08-31-2005, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Enter the Windows setup with your CD, and delete the partitions, and create 2 new ones. I would say allocate about 5GB (give or take) to Win XP, and then leave the rest to your files.

Make sure you format both in NTFS.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I did not know that i heard of it but when I went on the cd I did not see the option.
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Old 09-01-2005, 01:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you hit escapse when the install ane repair option come up on the xp cd

on this page you can create and delete partitions. I would make 1 15 gb OS drive and make the rest the my documents folder
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