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    Windows XP Home Edition – Hard Drive Partioning

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    by danr3 ·

    Anyone know how to partition Windows XP HOME EDITION hard drive (for placement of OS in one volume, vs files/graphics, etc., in others) w/o optional after-market software? Seems this is the only way to do it?

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    • #2510106

      Clarifications

      by danr3 ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition – Hard Drive Partioning

      Clarifications

    • #2537046

      this may help

      by pwalsh22 ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition – Hard Drive Partioning

      but so far it didnt help me…
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

      • #2537041

        Try this

        by robert_ireland ·

        In reply to this may help

        If it’s a new blank drive, do it whilst building the os. If it’s an in-use drive try partition magic.

      • #2526228

        Win XP Home Edition Partioning

        by danr3 ·

        In reply to this may help

        Yup, read this too and no help because you can’t get past “right click(ing) allocated space” because A0 no “New Partion’ dialogue box or choice appears, and b) ALL of it is devoted to drive, i.e., c) I don’t see any g.d. green block of “unused” space.

        • #2526158

          delete that partition, then create & format multiple partitions

          by absolutely ·

          In reply to Win XP Home Edition Partioning

          The current partition scheme of your hdd is displayed, but you can delete that partition, then create a smaller partition for your operating system, and allocate the bulk of your hdd to a second partition, which holds your personal files.

    • #2526224

      Existing partition?

      by bkinsey1 ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition – Hard Drive Partioning

      So are you wanting to resize an existing partition, then? If so then yes, takes third-party software to do that. You can create any size partition you want at install, and then use disk management to create a second partition in any unused space, but once you’ve partitioned the whole disk, you can’t change that natively in the OS. . .

      • #2526156

        Easy to do during installation.

        by absolutely ·

        In reply to Existing partition?

        If you’re re-installing the OS anyway, or if you have backups of your data, it’s easy to divide your drive into partitions during installation.

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