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I want partion my dell laptop with os vista

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How old is your system
vista was made for newer systems
so if you partition your system may not work properly
if you still want to go ahead with partitioning I can help

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Hi there.
Use the Vista CD to create the new partition, but first you have to delete the old partition first, (the 220GB partition not the 10GB one because that will be the recovery partition).
Get a calculator and work out your new partition, for example 50GB is 50x1024MB so that will be 51200MB.
When you have deleted the 220GB partition select NEW and input your newly worked out partition and carry on from there, to activate the other partition just format it.

Please post back with the results and for anymore help if needed.

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  1. Take backup of all your data like picture,document, videos, etc...
  2. Put OS Cd in and As soon as you turn on tap F12 then select CD ROM on the list
  3. Then it will give a message " Press any Key"
  4. As soon as u see the message press Enter
  5. It Setup Vista OS then it takes to partition Screen.
  6. Delete all the partiton and Create a new partion C,D,E as your wish
  7. It will install Vista in C Drive
  8. For XP  click on the link for clean installation http://gur.in/clean.htm
  9. While selecting the drive, Select D as your partion. this will install xp.
  10. so you have DUAL Boot OS.
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Rules for runing partitiom magic


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Thanks for the respone

I have been informed by the VISTAHEAD admin. that vista can not be partitioned by more than 4 parts.
I used the shrink function available in the Vista computer manger , rename the DVD drive label, and labeling the new partitions, then format them as NTFS, then reboot twise for taking the configuration setup and every thing is o.K. without the need for the partition magic.
Now i have only 4 patitions. But didn't know why is this limit?
Beside that i read that the partition magic v8.0 cannt partiton the vista O.S main drive.



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Partition


Hi,
The solution to your problem is very simple.
First make two partions of your harddrive, To do so:
-Open up control panel.
-Click open Administrative Tools.
-Click open Computer Managment.
-Then Click on Disk Managment on the right side.
-Choose your main Harddrive, Right click and click Shrink Drive
The amount you Shrink will became your second partions that you can put any OS you want.


After you Have made two partions Install the Vista Os on the second partion(its usually named D:).Soon after the installation is done choose vista from the OS choice menu.
-Log into Vista
-Click on the Drive that has XP installed into and by using the ".exe" files of the software you want to install. Install the software onto vista.
And there you go, now you have:
-Vista N XP on two seperate drives.
-And your vista has the software you wanted.

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