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Xp Pro Onto A Partitioned Hdd

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#1 alexcraw


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:29 AM

I have recently formatted an 80Gb HDD into two partitions, the C: at 4Gb for the OS and the D: at 76Gb. I have reservations over the size of the C: because after loading Office, Nero, PowerDVD etc, etc, onto the PC, there is now around 500Mb left on the C:

Have I left enough space on the C: to be practical. ie. if there is a few more programs loaded on, will it refuse to take any more. Or can any newly introduced programs like the ipod stuff etc be loaded onto the D:?

Should I have partitioned a bigger size for the operating system and programs?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:02 AM

4GB is a little low for the OS, I personally would've done atleast 8, that would've given you some leway.. XP doesn't have a partitioning tool like vista (unfortunately), so there are some third party programs you can use in order to extend the xp partition. Digital dolly is one, and partition magic (Caution: Only use that one if you know what you're doing) is another.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:16 AM

One thing you could do is to uninstall Office, Nero etc and reinstall them on the D: drive.
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