[24hoursupport] Re: Resize partition?

  • From: "Ron Allen" <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 13:25:08 -0400


Bram: With Partition Magic you definitely can re-size NTFS 
partitions. It's no problem at all, I have done it 
numerous times. I love Partition Magic for this and many 
other reasons. Partition Magic is one of those tools that 
you may only need once in a great while (unless you're a 
full-time service tech), but when you need it it's awfully 
nice to have available.

Lene: I see nothing wrong with either re-sizing the 
partition or leaving it as it is. As Bram basically said, 
it depends on how you use your computer. By default, 
Windows will install software to your C:\Program Files 
directory, which is most likely on the same partition. The 
question is, will you have enough room or will you always 
install your programs to another partition? Also, by 
default the Windows "swap file" will be created in the 
root of your boot directory, and that is also a 
consideration because not having enough room for that will 
impact performance. I suggest using PM to create a 
partition for the swap file on a physically seperate drive 
from your boot drive, if you have a physically seperate 
drive to create a partition for this.



>You don't say if your original partition is Fat32 or 
>NTFS. If it's NTFS then
>you can't change the partition size. You also don't say 
>what else you have
>on the same partition( Office etc?), or what the total 
>size of your hard
>disk is, so it's difficult to answer your question. More 
>details please.

>> Hi everyone, I installed WinXP on a small partition 
>>(2.72 GB).  I recently
>installed Partition Magic and I want to resize the XP 
>partition to about
>5GB.  Should I do this or do you think that the current 
>size is adequate? I
>also recently downloaded the Service Pack into another 
>hard drive that does
>not have Windows XP.  Is it okay to delete this folder? 
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