The disk partitioning utility built into Windows 7 doesn't let you extend partitions to the left, so to enlarge your leftmost partition, you need a free repartitioning program.
It's possible to keep your working copy of Windows XP and perform a clean install of Windows Vista. Here's how.
If partitioning a drive with Disk Utility gives you unmount or resource busy errors, there may be workarounds you can use.
You can create a standalone OS X installation drive without having purchased OS X from the App Store.
This week, readers sent in questions on topics including inability to boot and how to test a nonfunctional external DVD player.
Along with the use of incompatible formats, errors can prevent a drive from being written to.
If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation.
Leopard support, new UI, performance improvements.
If you are installing Lion on a RAID array or other custom drive setup, you may not be able to enable FileVault and other advanced volume management features.
Sometimes drives will not properly erase with Disk Utility. In some situations when an attempt is made, the program will give an error stating, the "file system formatter failed."