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Partitioning a hard drive

by MrH / December 15, 2005 2:15 AM PST

is it possible to partition a 80GB hard drive into 4x20GB whilst I'm installing windows xp?
If so how?
Mr H

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2005 2:38 AM PST

Boot the XP CD and watch for offers to partition. You can delete, create them as you wish there. If you don't see such, then you didn't pay attention or you don't have a normal Retail XP CD.

Bob

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partitioning a hard drive
by MrH / December 16, 2005 2:42 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

I already know that
When that option comes up what figures do i need to type in so that when xp is installed I have four equal partitions?

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I would type in 1/4 of the total disk size.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2005 2:45 AM PST

After the XP install, then I might use the DISK MANAGEMENT tool to create the rest.

But that's my method. You could do such in the installer, but that's a bit more work.

Bob

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