How Can I Partition My HD Before I Install Acronis True Image Home 2010

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  1. highbids

    highbids Registered Member

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    I've got Windows XP Pro SP 3 with a new XP install on it.

    I'd like to partition my WD 120MB HD before I install
    Acronis True Image Home 2010

    Can I do this with out any problems later on with true image
    if so whats the best way to do it & the software I need & should
    I make NTFS or fat32 for a format.
     
  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    use easus (it's a free software). It can make a bootcd or run from within windows.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=264942
    I did several test with it and it has proven reliable.

    I would partition the drive 30gb system partition (primary active) and the rest 90gb as a data partition. If you plan on dual booting you can make 2 30gb partitions and the rest data.

    It's best to only use NTFS, it is more reliable in storing data especially large files.

    If windows is already installed on the drive, use the true image bootcd and make an image of the c: drive first and save it on an external before you partitioned the drive. Even though on my tests Easus didn't damage windows when it partition the drive, I did have a backup just in case.
     
  3. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

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    I agree with the above recommendation;
    Easeus does a great job. :thumb:

    Another very similar free partitioning application that allows for running from a boot CD (does not need to be installed) is PartitionWizard.

    http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

    If you want to try it, scroll down past the full downloads to the boot CD download.


    Good luck !
     
  4. highbids

    highbids Registered Member

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    EASEUS Partition Master does not look like I can boot to
    a disk Image to restore windows xp if something happens.

    Isn't it more for managing partitions, I think Acronis True Image
    Home 2010 would be better for creating a bootable snapshot.
     
  5. MrBrian

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    Acronis True Image should have its own bootable cd.
     
  6. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Thanks, I thought partitioning a drive would be something worth a tutorial, in fact I resized my single primary partition to 50GB (from 160 GB), and then I created a data partition of 100 GB. The whole operation took less than 10 minutes. Easus is really easy to use.
     
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