Adding space to XP partition

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  1. redsail

    redsail Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a laptop with a 320GB HD. I currently have Vista and XP dual boot. The partition break down is C: (Vista, 265.74GB, 80gb free) and D:(XP 29.3GB, 18GB free) according to Vista Disk Management.

    I want to increase my XP partition to 50GB total. I have done full backups of both drives in their current states. I am new to DD, and am not sure how to accomplish what I want to do in the safest manner. Can someone provide me with a quick guide on how best to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Welcome to the forum.

    What is the physical order of the partitions? In Disk Management, is the Vista partition shown first, followed by the XP partition or is the XP partition shown first (left to right)?

    Are you currently using Vista's boot manager? If so, which partition is the booting partition (the Active partition)?

    If you're using a different boot manager, which one?

    Are you using the latest build of DD (2,160 or later)?

    Have you booted to the DD CD and made sure that DD can see your drive(s) correctly?

    Do you have a standard Microsoft OEM or Retail Vista DVD?

    Do you have a current backup image of the drive (a True Image backup, for example)? It's always best to create a backup image of a drive prior to doing any partitioning procedures just in case something goes wrong.
     
  3. redsail

    redsail Registered Member

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Vista then XP (left to right)

    I assume its Vista's boot manager. I am not exactly sure how to determine this to answer your question. I believe the active partition is C: where Vista is.

    I will be using the latest build of DD. I have not installed yet. I wanted to get an idea of what was involved first.

    I have a Microsoft OEM Vista DVD, and have a current True Image backup image of both partitions for disaster recovery.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If it's Vista's boot manager, when you start the computer you'll get a menu like the one shown in Figure 1.1 at this link.

    Can you post a screenshot of what Disk Management shows? It may help to see it. Figure 1.3 in the page linked above shows a sample Disk Management screenshot.
     
  5. redsail

    redsail Registered Member

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    My boot up looks similar to the link you sent. Different bootup choices but same Dos looking screen.

    I attached a screenshot of my disk mgmt screen.


    Thanks again.
     

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