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Hard-Drive Partition without formatting

by Xohail / January 24, 2006 1:57 AM PST

I have recently bought a new laptop and have a very few softwares installed on it. It currently has only one partition and i would like to have two additional ones.I am wondering if there is a way to create partition on the hardrive without formatting it. I really appreciate your response Happy

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Be careful what you write.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 2:04 AM PST

If we look at partitioning, it is true you can partition without formatting. But I'm sure you didn't want to do this.

Instead my bet is you wanted to play with PARTITION MAGIC. It's a commercial offering to do this and more. Since you have I don't need to write any more except be careful what you tell the technician to do. They just might do it.


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Don't do it
by tenkof / January 24, 2006 4:03 AM PST

I had a similar question sometime ago and I was advised against it. I will tell you the same thing, don't do it.
Why? Because the 6/10GBs of yesteryear were thought to be very huge but now they are not. In the same way the 60/80GBs of today will become nothing tomorrow. If you partition your huge drive you will soon find yourself needing to reformate it to remove the partitions.
Anyway, this is just an advice.

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