What is the best way to resize,shrink, and create a new partition?

By ryan29121
May 8, 2008
  1. Currently I have XP pro and Vista ultimate x64 installed and im trying to gather up some hard drive space to install Mac OS X. What is the best and easiest way I can make a partition with about 30-40 gigs of storage from my existing two partitions? Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    Partition Magic is great for this task;
    1. compress existing partition
    2. shrink it (thus creating free space)
      (finalize this much and then reboot)
    3. define new partition
    4. and then format it (HFS+)
      (and reboot again)
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    gParted will do it too, for free.
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