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mwhoody

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I'm a little confused by this Disk Management.

I have a Dell computer with a 320 Gig Hardrive

I want to partition it into 4 drives C - D - E - F.

C: being the main drive

D, E & F would all be approx 20 Gig each for music/documents/pictures

I'm confused by the words "Shrink and Expand"

When I used PartitionMagic on my XP it was very simple. "Add Partition" state size and away you go - no problem

With Vista I don't want to "Shrink" my hardrive nor can I expand my hardrive (it is 320Gig and no more)

I understand that PartitionMagic is not compatable with Vista. To bad.

Thank You!!!

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you need to shrink your 320gig parition. it wont delete your data so dont worry. it will be shrinkinh it from 320gigs to lets say 100gigs. then you will find it easy enough to create new partitions from there.

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Haven't tried it but you will have to shrink one volume and extend another to the disk space freed up by shrinking the first.

Since when you first install it's all one volume, you'll have to shrink, then create new ones as ripken mentioned.

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Wow - why is it getting so hard to do things. Talk about user freindly haha

Maybe Partition Magic was not the best of programs - but for me it worked like a gem.

To be very honest - I'm afraid to touch the hardrive on Vista right now.

Maybe something will come up in the near future - hopefully

Thanks for all your time and effort guys

Thank You!!!

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I thought the Vista disk management program was so easy to use. Just right click on C:\ and choose shrink volume. Then in the unallocated space, just add a new partition.

yeah i thought that too, its not rocket science :blushing:

-edit, that Top Gear episode was fantominal!

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Yeah, it looks more capable than the one in XP. In XP, you couldn't resize partitions. With Vista, it seems you can resize... pretty much everything you can do in Partition Magic, just the terminology might be different.

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Wow - why is it getting so hard to do things. Talk about user freindly haha

Maybe Partition Magic was not the best of programs - but for me it worked like a gem.

To be very honest - I'm afraid to touch the hardrive on Vista right now.

Maybe something will come up in the near future - hopefully

Thanks for all your time and effort guys

Thank You!!!

hard to do? you would have to do it the same way in a partition program... thats unless they have a split option which in reality is shrinking then adding another partition.

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I'm sorry,,,,,

Did you actually try Partition Magic in Vista, or are you just assuming that it won't work?

Vista sits on an NTFS formatted HD, just like XP, 2K and NT.

PM8 works fine with all the other NTFS based OS's.

Just curious!

:ph34r:

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