[24hoursupport] Re: Resize partition?

  • From: Ron Allen <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Lene Pagsuguiron <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 18:42:08 -0500


Hello Lene,

You can not run any version of the Win9x series (including Windows ME)
on a disk formatted NTFS. If you have a multi-boot system and one
partition is FAT32 for Windows 9x and another is NTFS for
Windows2K/XP, then Windows2K/XP will be able to "see" the Windows 9x
partition, but not the other way around.

I'm not sure about PM partitioning external drives. You could check
the manual or the PM web site.

Think very carefully about moving the location of Program Files.
Chances are that if you do that, it will really mess up your system,
possibly to the point of being unrecoverable. I honestly don't know
what the effects of doing this would be, but I would be very cautious
about doing it. I believe -- I do not know for certain and don't have time at 
particular moment to investigate -- that in Windows XP you can set the
location of the system folders, which would make moving Program Files
easier. I have never heard of a way to easily do this in Windows 9x.
The problem is all the registry entires and icons that would need to
be changed to make a move work; it isn't as simply as just copying the



Friday, April 25, 2003, 12:49:49 PM, you wrote:
LP> I think I missed Bram's post. Anyway, I'm sorry I forgot to
LP> mention this, but I am running FAT32. I thought you couldn't run
LP> Win98SE in NTFS (you might be able to using Partition Magic, I'm
LP> not sure). I also think I remember that with NTFS you get greater
LP> security and it manages files better. Well, it's too late, anyway,
LP> I don't want to have to format again. Ron, I always save to the
LP> larger hard drive (which is the default C:). I constantly remind
LP> my sisters that if they want to download anything, they have to
LP> save it to either the C: or D: (the external hard drive). As for
LP> the swap file and PM, I think I read in the user manual for PM8
LP> that it doesn't partition external drives? Or maybe I'm thinking
LP> removable media? What are my other options? I deleted all the
LP> backup for C:(98SE) that was on the D: (XP), but I see that there
LP> is a Program Files folder as well that has IE as well as other
LP> folders. If I move that to the C folder, all I would have to do is
LP> update deskt op icons and startmenu items? I think moving that
LP> whole folder (Program Files) might give me extra room, especially
LP> since when I do Disk Cleanup (every night for D), a lot of files
LP> are in Temp Internet. What do you think? Thanks for your help!

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