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#1 Neon

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:00 PM

Firstly make sure your partitions are correct, to save problems giving each installation a seperate partition.

Then install the OLDEST Windows first, so if you wanted XP and 98, Windows 98 would go on First and common sense says install it to the first partition.

Now after installing Windows 98 to the first partition install XP to the second Partition and you've done!
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To manage partitions in Windows 98 use Fdisk, Windows installs before 2000 (apart from Windows NT) need a Fat16/32 Parition, Windows XP performs best on an NTFS partition as does Server 2003.

Windows NT as far as i remember won't work on partitions above 5 or 8GB, something like that.

Ask questions if your stuck!

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:38 PM

Is there a way to partition a drive with loseing os ? I have always done it with new HD s

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:43 PM

Well you can resize partions and create free space etc and much more by using a special utilty. Like Partition Magic that is a fantastic program I have used it many times and it is truly brillent.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:43 PM

You may want to try GParted as well.
Linux based with an easy to use GUI
(Even for "Dumb as a rock" me)
You'll absolutely love it.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Edited by soundx98, 17 October 2006 - 02:44 PM.


#5 m.oreilly

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:41 PM

thanks, looks like a very cool app :talker: thanks soundx.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:57 AM

Cant live without Partition Manager 7

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:59 PM

View Postvrosa x64, on Oct 18 2006, 04:57 AM, said:

Cant live without Partition Manager 7
Amen to that, although I don't like BootMagic.

#8 Kodose55

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:45 AM

I guess I'm pretty stupid. I'd LOVE to partition my harddrive but just don't know How to do it. I have a 250 gig Western Digital. ANY help would be GREATLY appricated.
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#9 Nvyseal

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:01 AM

View PostKodose55, on Dec 23 2007, 10:45 PM, said:

I guess I'm pretty stupid. I'd LOVE to partition my harddrive but just don't know How to do it. I have a 250 gig Western Digital. ANY help would be GREATLY appricated.
:giggle:
oh, quite simple. what do you want to do? What Os's we can help you out :friends:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:17 PM

View PostKodose55, on Dec 24 2007, 08:45 AM, said:

I guess I'm pretty stupid. I'd LOVE to partition my harddrive but just don't know How to do it. I have a 250 gig Western Digital. ANY help would be GREATLY appricated.
:giggle:

Go For PARTITION MAGIC, watch their Flashy introduction, on "how to?".. and check that programs Help Files :friends:
Trust me.. this is the Easiest way

Cheers :giggle:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:18 PM

If you run Vista then partitioning abilties exist within the OS, in case you weren't aware.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 05:33 PM

View PostTweak, on Dec 24 2007, 07:18 PM, said:

If you run Vista then partitioning abilties exist within the OS, in case you weren't aware.

Btw yes.. Tweak is right.. check windows Help Files.. and or if you have retail Windows Version, check Manual Book, and you will definitely find Partitioning Section.. Posted Image

Cheers..

p.s. Go for Partition magic =^_^=

Edited by TheBearLT, 24 December 2007 - 05:35 PM.


#13 Christopholofigus

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

Yeah, i've used Partition Magic 8 (although it will only let me do 4 partitions (non-logical)), and i have used Vista's built in partitioner as well.




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