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I want to create a secondary partition, but I added all space on primary partition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MegaGeek49, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. MegaGeek49

    MegaGeek49 Thread Starter

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    I have my Windows format disc and I want to create another partition with it. I tried to create one, but it said something like "You have no more space to create another partition because you used up all your space on your Windows primary partition". See, when I reformatted my computer a while back I just created 1 partition for Windows and applied all the space onto that partition.

    I was wondering if there is a way I could remove some space off of my Windows primary partition and create another partition with the space I removed. I want to do this so I can put general things in my other partition such as documents, music, etc. and just leave the other partition for Windows and programs. This way, my computer will possibly run faster, etc.

    Could someone tell me how to do this?
     
  2. rocknchic

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    You didn't mention what operating system you have.. that could make a difference... Vista has made it a little easier to do.
    I'll assume you have XP.

    1.) First defrag your drive.

    2.) Then back up everything, because partition changes can easily wipe out your whole drive.

    3.) Then, use a program such as Parted Magic, Partition Logic, or Partion Magic to change your partition sizes.


    I'm not sure this will help you that much that it's worth doing, but good luck with it. :)
     
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