Re: Question about partition for installation
You can only use Vista to change partition size once it is installed, and up
and running; not existing partitions prior to installation.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:30:33 -0700, Ron Martell
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Atreju <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>I've done a few Vista installs already on drives that I have prepared
> >>in advance.
> >>I want to put Vista on my HDD that has XP right now. It is currently
> >>one partition using the entire drive.
> >>I am freeing up most of the drive, I'll want a dual-boot. What I've
> >>done in the past is modify the partition using one of many utilities.
> >>However, does Vista allow me to shrink the partition and create a new
> >>one with the reclaimed space during install? This would be easier and
> >>more convenient for me... please advise if this is option during
> >>Vista Ultimate.
> >Vista does not have the ability to change the size of an existing
> >partition non-destructively. You will need to use a third party
> >utility for this work, as you did in the past.
> >Good luck
> >Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> Oh well. Once Vista is running I know it can modify a partition. It
> cannot re-arrange them, but I was able to remove the last partition on
> a drive once and expand the Vista one to fill the remainder of the
> drive and that was non-destructive. I guess I'll have to prep the
> drive in advance.