You can partition a drive that already has Vista on it by putting in a Vista
DVD if you have one and allowing it to format or using Disk Management to
first shrink the volume to create an unallocated space from which you can
then partition the volume. You can reach Disk Management easily by typing
the term diskmgmt.msc into the run box>enter. One big difference was that
in XP if you resized a disk, it was not fault tollerant--i.e. you would
lose everything in the process.
Before you can format a hard disk, you must first create one or more
partitions on it. After you have partitioned the hard disk, you can format
each partition. (Often, the terms volume and partition are used
interchangeably.) You can partition the hard disk so it contains a single
volume or several volumes. Each volume is assigned its own drive letter.
Partition Magic 8 now owned by Symantec does have additional features that
the Native Disk Management in Vista does not have. I don't know of may
intrinsic apps that could possibly have all the features of most major
application by a 3rd party financially speaking.
These links should be helpful.
Create and format a hard disk partition
Search results for "partition"
Can I repartition my hard disk?
Formatting disks and drives: frequently asked questions
"bill.boylan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Question 1: How can I partition a drive that already has Vista installed
> on it?
> Question 2: Can I use the partitioning feature of Vista for this? I've
> read there's no need for Partition Magic any more since Vista has its own
> fine partitioning capability.
> Any advice will be appreciated.
> Bill Boylan