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#1 dreamear

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 07:00 PM

My fiance built this computer a few years ago. When he did he partitioned to 2-20 gig drives one with XP, the other with 98. We no longer needed 98 so a few weeks ago I went out and cleaned out the other drive and now I have 20 gig of free space. So, how do I merge the 2 partitions into just 1? I would love to have 40 gigs with XP, it would make life so much easier and I'd like to do it without needing to completely reload and lose everything on my pc or worse, backup my pc.

Any ideas of how this can be done?

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#2 Enthusiast

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 08:33 PM

Instead of removing the partition and reuniting the two virtual drives, why not just use the second drive for your documents, backups and other things you wouldn't want virusses or malware to affect.

I have my main drive partitioned into three virtual drives and have never lost a program, had data corrupted, etc although I have had to reload the main op system before. I have the first for Win 200 Pro, the second for all other programs other than the Windows op system group, and the third for data (my documents, pictures, music, etc.)

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:38 AM

If you really want to do it you need to use a partitioning utlity like Partition Magic. There may be trial software available but i think you will find they do not actually finish the changes, they just let you practice.
There is some risk involved in doing this and it would be as well to have your system backed up before you try to make any changes.

Perhaps a better idea would be to clean out your XP partition with CCleaner and use the 2nd partition for your documents/photos/music/etc like Enthusiast suggested.
Download CCleaner from here:
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hth :thumbsup:

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