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partition hard drive to install windows vista

by izote / July 21, 2006 5:05 AM PDT

do i really need to buy an expensive software to partition my hard drive
and use it only one time, how can install windows vista without those
software, can i make a partition from my os windows xp, please advise
thank you very much

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Can Be Done
by terryparker / July 23, 2006 10:07 AM PDT
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It is non-functional...
by John.Wilkinson / July 23, 2006 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Can Be Done

The Partition Magic demo version is non-functional. They allow you to see what changes would be made but do not let you apply the changes until you buy the software....it will not partition your hard drive!

John

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Thanks
by terryparker / July 24, 2006 1:26 PM PDT

Thank you for letting me know. I have never used the trial as I have the full version, I just assumed that it was fuctional.
Thanks Anyway!!!

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Partitioning hard drive with Vista
by r61 / August 26, 2007 4:53 AM PDT
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Why not new hdd
by anmor / August 26, 2007 10:48 AM PDT

if don't want to send money on partition software, why not get a new drive? they are really cheap now.
The other option is do an upgrade of Vista from within XP, not my recomendation, but cheap out.

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partitioning new hard drive
by growleraa / July 6, 2010 2:09 AM PDT

Iam about to replace the sata hard drive in a laptop. when I install vista on the new drive will it take care of partitioning the new drive?

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