Solved How to partition XP SP3

December 13, 2014 at 20:46:38
Specs: XP
I need to partition the 'one' HDD in a Systemax box.

Just a simple 'cookbook', step-by-step procedure would be fine.

Thanks
CW


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December 14, 2014 at 19:28:13
You can download a disk iso here:

http://www.gegeek.com/documents/3DC...

If you have a product key you shouldn't have a problem doing a fresh install.



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December 14, 2014 at 02:00:50
The easiest way is usually to boot with the XP disk and choose to start the installation. At some point it'll ask where to install it. From there you can delete existing partitions and create new one(s). Here's some info from MS:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348


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December 14, 2014 at 07:37:16
It would help to know the size of the HDD, how many partitions you wanna create, & the purpose. If you already have XP installed, I suggest using EaseUS partition Master Free edition.

http://www.easeus.com/partition-man...


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December 14, 2014 at 15:38:00
DAVEINCAPS [Like!]
Wish I had an install disk! Thanks for the tip, though.

riider: Uh, yes, I did leave any 'seers' in the dark about a lot of little facts: I want to dual-boot with Linux. XP is on the machine - and has a 'catch' in the HDD - I played with 'too many' utilities and got something scrambled bad enough that it wont de-frag now, and EaseUS can't do it's job [I had that s/w downloaded, but didn't know just how really easy it worked until I found a You-Tube video that demonstrated it. WOW! that is easy!]

So, now I have to decide whether to keep the os or just use the thing as a pure linux box when I get there - I'm cleaning up another machine with a smaller HDD now that should partition quite easily, just not have a lot of room to 'play' with.

Thanks for the help, guys! And have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy and Blessed New Year!

Chukar 71


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December 14, 2014 at 19:28:13
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You can download a disk iso here:

http://www.gegeek.com/documents/3DC...

If you have a product key you shouldn't have a problem doing a fresh install.


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December 15, 2014 at 10:02:29
Dave: A big "Thanks"! Chukar71

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December 15, 2014 at 20:23:20
You're welcome. I think that was a link riider found awhile back.

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