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    Is this the trial version?
    The trial version won't let you save your changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yipster
    Lol, I figure out my problem. I can't resize my partition with a trial verson. So does anyone know of any free partition resizing applications for Windows?
    We posted at the same time so I am guessing you didn't see this, lol.

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    With the exception of the partitioners that come with Linux. I don't see any free partitioners.

    You could try my earlier suggestion with fingers crossed.

    I am assuming because it is XP that it is NTFS.

    There is a free partitioner that resizes fat32, but not NTFS
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    This might seem a little shady, but you could always download a version of partition magic from a place like torrentreactor.net with a BT client.

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    A little shady?! It's a practice that isn't condoned here. Period.
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    Here's what I'd do:

    1.) Backup your existing files.
    2.) Boot into your XP disc (boot from CD)
    3.) Delete all partitions.
    4.) Create whatever amount you want to use for XP, (if it's a 40gb drive, I'd do about 20, unless you don't plan on using it much, then I'd go 10)
    5.) Leave the left over space unallocated.
    6.) Once XP is installed and updated, boot into CD (using Mandrake)
    7.) I recall a wizard kind of thing that created the partitions for both the linux drive, and the swap. Just use all of the unallocated space.

    I have personally done this, so I know it works.

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    Well I went with the w*rez method. Hopefully, I don't get into any trouble. Anyways, I resized my hard drive and there is about 25GB unallocated space left and the other 50GB is for Windows XP. So I was wondering if anyone could point me to a guide for installing Mandrake onto the unallocated space.(Basically I want to dual boot)

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    Quote Originally Posted by septor
    6.) Once XP is installed and updated, boot into CD (using Mandrake)
    7.) I recall a wizard kind of thing that created the partitions for both the linux drive, and the swap. Just use all of the unallocated space.

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    To put MDK on the unallocated space, just partition it. Don't format it.
    When installing MDK, just point it at the new partition.

    Hope this helps.
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    I had the same problem,, free space on my windowsXP drive but no way to "un-allocate" it. Looked at getting Partition Magic. It costs $100,,, hey and guess what,, I could get a new 160gig Maxtor drive for $99. No big decision here, bought the drive, dual boot between FC3 and xp,,, and LOT'S of extra space to try many of the distros.

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