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Author Topic: How to claim unallocated disk space on XP ?  (Read 2593 times)

dantheman

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How to claim unallocated disk space on XP ?
« on: July 16, 2009, 02:15:19 PM »
Hi,

I would like to reclaim some unallocated disk space on my notebook but XP isn't too user friendly in that regards.
Couldn't find a good answer on the web so i hope someone can.

Much obliged!


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Re: How to claim unallocated disk space on XP ?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 10:56:36 PM »
If it's not too private, can you attach a screen capture of Disk Manager pointing out the space you want to reclaim?

There are some things it isn't advisable to reclaim, eg. the 8MB block that's usually unallocated at the start of any HDD bigger than 32GB(?).

Otherwise, Parted Magic will let you resize your existing partitions to reclaim space.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2009, 11:01:55 PM by 4wd »

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Re: How to claim unallocated disk space on XP ?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 04:16:42 AM »
4wd,

Thanks for the tip!
Somehow, i managed to make my way through and now i only have one partition!
I wanted to test Linux but i think i'll be content with XP for a while yet.

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Re: How to claim unallocated disk space on XP ?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 01:24:36 AM »
If you want to try it out without installing you can always burn one of those "live CDs" that boot into Linux.  At least you can get a feel for how XWindows does things.  It feels a bit different than Windows even though it's point and click.  Stuff on internet feels pretty familiar like browsing and email but text editors tend to be a lot different.  Most don't have the key bindings or philosophy that you're used to in Windows.