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Shrink Windows partition with PM8. SP2??

By Gunnar Klevedal ·
I have just accquired a brand new Compaq Presario 8800SE.
I am almost determined to shrink the windows XP partition from 100 GB to 80 GB using Symantec PartitionMagic 8.0 . The new unallocated space I will use for three more FAT16 2 GB logical units, and maybe something else.
I am also determined to install Service Pack 2 from CD before or after repartition.
There is another primary partition of 4 GB, that contains the 'Compaq System Restore', software made by SoftThink. Maybe this package gets bewildered, when PM8 changes the Master Boot Record. I won't touch that partition anyway. Maybe it becomes useless.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Shrink Windows partition ...

I'd install SP2 first, before resizing.

I wouldn't touch the Compaq System Restore partition.

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by cp7212 In reply to Shrink Windows partition ...

I wouldn't touch a Compaq. Period.

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by Gunnar Klevedal In reply to Shrink Windows partition ...

CP7212: WHY?

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by Gunnar Klevedal In reply to Shrink Windows partition ...

BFilmFan: The readme file for PM8 was dated somewhere june/july 2004.

SP2 for WinXP was released in august or september.

Maybe they weren't aware of each other?
Might this be an addition to the issue on hand?

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by wlbowers In reply to Shrink Windows partition ...

You can resize a partition any time you want. Partition Magic 8 knows what to do.

XP doesn't care what size partition it is installed on. As long as the boot records are correct.

As long as you are on the same machine you should not have any problems.

I do what you are planning all the time.

Lee

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