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Partitioning Dell Inspiron e1505

by logans06 / February 1, 2009 10:50 AM PST

I tried to partion my Dell Inspiron e1505 with Windows XP using EASEUS Partition Manager. When I load EASEUS it shows that I have 5 partitions already! As follows, FAT16, NTFS "C drive" NTFS "D:Backup", FAT32, and an Unallocated section.

The C drive is the only drive that has enough room for me to partition it for windows 7 beta. But when i resize the c drive EASEUS doesn't allow me to create this new unallocated drive. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

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(NT) Why not just delete the old partitions and do it right ?
by VAPCMD / February 1, 2009 11:07 AM PST
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by logans06 / February 1, 2009 9:39 PM PST

It wont allow me to delete any of the other partitions. I need the dual boot functionality so I can keep xp on my laptop as I still use it everyday!

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My thought...might be better to skip the WIN7 beta if you
by VAPCMD / February 2, 2009 10:41 AM PST
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have to run it dual boot. Then you don't have to worry about the possibility of trashing your XP and temporarily losing use of the PC.


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Partitioning Dell Inspiron e1505
by RickR [WINDOWS-TEAM] / February 2, 2009 6:52 AM PST

Hello logan06, If you are having trouble with your drive partitioning, and do not want to continue with that process, you could try installing the Windows 7 Beta on a ?Virtual Machine?. Here is a handy Guide to help you set up the Windows7 Beta on a VirtualBox: . If you want to know how to clean up your other partitions let me know I can help out with that as well.
Rick, Windows Outreach Team

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by logans06 / February 2, 2009 12:39 PM PST

Well that sounded great, but after trying to create memory for the new virtual machine it appears my laptop doesn't have enough. If I cleaned up some of the useless partitions would that increase the available amount of memory? If so I would appreciate any information on how to do so. Thanks.

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