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drive partition in win98

By agcdesby ·
I have win98 OS. I already have installed many softwares. Now I want to partition it to two drives. How can I do it without reformat the hard drive and loosing all the data? Thank you.

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by calves In reply to drive partition in win98

You'll need Partition Magic Software about us$ 50. Retail. Very easy to use!

Good Luck!

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by JMH@pomona In reply to drive partition in win98

First, backup your hard drive.
Second, use a disk partitioning software. There are a few good commercial products available, such as Partition Magic.
Third, create the new partition(s).

You may want to consider moving or reinstalling some of your applications to the new drive(s). Having your data separate from your program files will also make backup easier.

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by w_dozier In reply to drive partition in win98

the best utility to do this with is Partition Magic by a company called PowerQuest ... this will solve all of your problems...you can partition any way you like without losing any data or having to reinstall ...

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by Dennis2841 In reply to drive partition in win98

Partition Magic will get the job done for you, but why do you want to create another partition. If it is to run a game that must be in the root of a drive, such as a cdrom game, try the subst command.

Follow these steps.

1. Open a dos window and go to the root of your c Drive. (type cd\)

2. Type "MD TEMP"

3. Type "EDIT AUTOEXEC.BAT" and add the line "SUBST G: C:\TEMP" after your last entry.
3. Restart your system and you will then have a G drive.

You could copy the contents of acdrom to that location and run a game from there.

I'm not sure exactly what you want to do, so this might not help. Good Luck

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by Jeff Kraft In reply to drive partition in win98

It has been mentioned before and I'll mention it again PartitionMagic is the product to use. It supports multiple O/S, and I found it easier and less time consuming than any other method.

The product also contains a real nice utility called magicmover that allows you to move entire programs easily from one drive to another, it also will adjust any registry, or .ini file entries needed.

I don't think the current version supports Windows 2000, but it does support Windows 98, Windows 95, and many other O/S.

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