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need help with partitioning

By gamerguy53
Apr 15, 2007
  1. i have a laptop with vista home premium and i recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot with xp medeia center. My problem is that my winxp partition is too small, it had enough space to install xp and updates but its almost full and has barely any room for programs. My vista partition has about 17-18 GB still open.(80GB hrad drive) How can i move some of this space to my XP partition?
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

  3. gamerguy53

    gamerguy53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    thanks but that program is incompatible withvista and i dont think i have enough space on my xp partition. I need to increase the xp partitioause xp runs size because xp runs choppy due to a lack of disc space
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It does not run choppy because of the lack of disk space. It runs choppy because of heavy file fragmentation maybe. Defrag and set a fixed page file size.
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    It doesn't matter if the program is incompatable with Vista or not, you can still install it to that partition and Vista won't have any idea that program is installed (you'll still be able to see where it is installed to in Vista).
     
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