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I have a freeagent go 500gb portable hard drive. Can I partition?

I have a freeagent go 500gb portable hard drive. Is it possible to divide it into two 250gb partitions? I'm not a computer geek, so not sure I'm even describing it correctly. I have two laptops and want to keep info from both separate. If this is possible, how would I go about doing it? One laptop had XP on it. The other has Vista. Will this be a problem?

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  • lbwlbw Mar 10, 2009

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    Both laptops have XP. My mistake in thinking one had Vista.

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Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to split one Partition into two without data loss.http://www.disk-partition.com/help/split-partition.html

http://extend-partition.com/resource/how-to-make-a-partition.html

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YES YOU CAN YOU CAN INSTALL AND USE ACRONIS DRIVE PARTITION OR CONTACT SEAGATE TECH SUPPORT AND THEY WILL ASSIST YOU.RICHARDM69

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