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Originally Posted by Cabhan To avoid wiping out anything, you simply need to know your own partitions already. If hda1 is Windows, and you want to keep Windows, do NOTHING ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    To avoid wiping out anything, you simply need to know your own partitions already. If hda1 is Windows, and you want to keep Windows, do NOTHING to hda1.

    I have modified, created, and deleted partitions extensively around existing partitions, and I have never harmed the existing ones.
    Can I resize my Windows XP partition? It's 65gb and I only use about 20 of it at the most.

    Also, ozar, thanks for the tip, I'll get trueimage and use it, it sounds like a great timesaver and a very useful tool that I could use. Is it available for Windows and Linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    Also, ozar, thanks for the tip, I'll get trueimage and use it, it sounds like a great timesaver and a very useful tool that I could use. Is it available for Windows and Linux?
    It runs on Windows natively, or from CD under either Windows, or Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    Can I resize my Windows XP partition? It's 65gb and I only use about 20 of it at the most.
    I've never resized a partition before, but I know it's risky.

    You need to defrag the partition first, then use a program to do it. I know qtparted does resizing; I don't believe cfdisk does.

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    Ultimate Boot CD is really helpful for setting up systems, and working with partitions. It has a whole slew of tools for setting up hard drives, partitions, etc, as well as several different versions of fdisk. Its free too

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    I found that the pclinuxos live cd has diskdrake, which is a really useful partitioner and it allows you to resize.

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