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How do i create a patition with xp home (Fully updated)

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  • How do i create a patition with xp home (Fully updated)

    How do i create a patition in windows xp home, The help file says to right click in un-allocated space, but there is none on my screen to click into. i am using xp home with a single 37 gig hardrive on a laptop,and want to store image backups (powerquest drive image 7) on this partition. there is an option to use the command prompt, but i am to thick to use do it, i've tried and just keep going in circles.

  • #2
    try "partition magic"


    • #3
      Probably you have "one big partition" and no unallocated space to make another one.

      To check (on XP Pro, should be same on XP Home)
      Right Click "My Computer", select Manage
      Expand "Storage" then click on "Disk Management"
      Look on the right hand side of the screen, probably for Disk 0 and see if there is any unallocated space

      IF there is:
      Right click unallocated space, select "Create Partition"
      Work through the wizard to create your new partition

      IF there is not:
      Do you have too much space on the C: partition?
      --Get Partition Magic and post again for instructions

      If you need your C partition as it is, get a removeable drive

      Hope this helps

      Tom Jones
      ICT Consultant
      Ossian -- Total Solutions Ltd
      Tom Jones
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