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wanna partition 16 gigs

By ragez0r
Sep 12, 2006
  1. hey, umm im trying to get partition magic to give me a 16 gig partition so i can test out windows vista.. can anyone help me out ? cuz it will only let me do 6 gigs ????

    any help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    What is the total size of the drive you want to partition?
     
  3. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    80 gb hd...


    hmm post too short.. need 10 characters.. this should do it.. lol
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    How much free space is left on the 80GB?
     
  5. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    23 gb on the nose
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    What exactly do you have on that drive? Movies? Music?
     
  7. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    honestly i dunno.. mostly programs and games.. my movies and music is on another hard drive
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    I don't think there's much overhead left on that drive to let Partition Magic do what you want. I have 21.5GB free space left on my Seagate 80GB. You can install a fresh drive and partition it the way you need. Then reinstall Windows XP and Windows Vista on that drive
     
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    look up paragon PM
    it will free up the space you need and create your 16gb's for you
    it can do this on reboot so the OS dos not interfer
    acronis will do to
     
  10. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    tmagic650: how much room do i need to partition a 16 gig chunk ?

    samstoned: im guessing paragon pm is another form of pm.. cuz i have powerquest pm...ill look for it..thank u
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    The programs documentation will tell you how much room you will need
     
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    partition magic will work with low clearance drives. I partitioned a 55gb drive with only 10gb left on it.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Tedster,
    were you able to create a 10GB partition using the remaining free space?
     
  14. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    no only 6 gb
     
  15. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    so... it appears ive stumped every1 huh ? could it be the software company that made this partition magic ? i think this 1 is powerquest
     
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Paragon Partition Manager about $100
    (Powerquest) Symantec/Norton Partition Magic about $70
     
  17. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    k .. and i paid 0.. hehe wats yer point... so im guessing i gotta try the other partition magic ?
     
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Just for information purposes. They both look like good programs. I think they have free trial periods, but I'm not sure if the trials are full operating programs. Are you saying that you have used one? Powerquest must have sold their program to Symantec
     
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    Try GParted. Its free, legally.
     
  20. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    l-e-g-a-l-l-y... that word sounds so familiar.......

    thanks.. gparted
     
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