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    Default What Would You Do

    After installing Windows XP Home and a few other programs on my new computer (about 5hrs work ) I relised I have not partition my 500gb hard drive. So I have one big 500gb or there abouts partition. I want to partition it, so I'm up to suggestions on what to do. Probibly the easiest thing to do is to start all over again.
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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    Definitely not!

    Download the Gparted ISO, burn it to a cd using ImgBurn and boot off it. Partition away!
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    Thanks. Well give it a try.
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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    Yep very easy to do shrink your partition then create a new one in the free space

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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    trev what did u use and what were the results? i am wanting to do this also.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    Or ghost it then repartition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    trev what did u use and what were the results? i am wanting to do this also.
    Gparted did the trick. No problems. Took the risk and didn't do a backup. All it meant if it went wrong was a reinstall.
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    Only 5 hours more work...

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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    If you have access to a copy of Partition Magic 8 or Paragon Partition Manager 9 you can partition or repartition at any time with no loss of data. I use them often - quick, easy & safe.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Trev View Post
    Gparted did the trick. No problems. Took the risk and didn't do a backup. All it meant if it went wrong was a reinstall.
    nice. will try it myself sometime.

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