Setup and partition new HD for vist

January 30, 2009 at 23:27:18
Specs: Vista Ultimate, 1 Gig RD RAM
Hi all

I have a problem that is driving crazy.

I have a new 160Gig IDE hard drive that has Zeros on it so
far. It is a virgin (so to speak).

What I would like to do is to partition it into 2 equal halves
and format it into the NTFS system.

The primary (first) partition will be loaded with Vista
(Ghosted from my previous MUCH smaller HD), the second
partition would be for storage of data.

My problem: How do I go about doing this the simplest
way?

I have a PC that at the moment is running XP Pro with SP3.

On the PC I have a slave cassette that I can remove to
insert the "virgin" drive into if required, if the setting up
required the services of Win XP.

All advice appreciated.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#1
February 3, 2009 at 03:54:52
If your new blank HDD is the only drive in the PC, boot off the Vista DVD-ROM and do the partitioning and formatting with Vista DVD.

If your new blank HDD is a slave drive in your XPSP3 PC, then do the partitioning and formatting when you are in XP.

Right-click My Computer and click Manage...

Then select Disk Management and do the partitioning and formatting.

Now boot off the Vista DVD and install Vista on the new-partitioned slave HDD. Be careful to NOT select Upgrade. Select Advanced...

Then highlight which partition you want to install VÄ°sta on.

Hope the above helps.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#2
February 3, 2009 at 22:09:28
Thanks for that.

Job done. I used XP to do the formatting.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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