Re: Re-partition a new computer running 32 bit Vista Home Premium, SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by chrisv, May 29, 2009.

  1. chrisv

    chrisv Guest

    Chuck wrote:
    > Can I use Partition Magic 6.0 to repartition a hard drive with 32 bit
    > Vista Home Premium. I would like to add a DOS 6.22 partition (DOS
    > requires it be the first partition on the hard drive) and a Win 98
    > partition. And if I have problems with Vista, an XP partition.
    >
    > My current computer has DOS, W98, and ME boot sectors plus separate
    > data partitions.
    >
    > Chuck.


    PM 6.0 isn't compatible with NTFS... for that matter, *NO* version of PM
    should be used with NTFS formats.

    If you feel you _must_ repartition, look at Acronis Disk Manager; it's safe
    to use.
     
    chrisv, May 29, 2009
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  2. chrisv

    relic Guest

    Chuck wrote:
    > On Fri, 29 May 2009 10:40:21 -0700, "chrisv" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Chuck wrote:
    >>> Can I use Partition Magic 6.0 to repartition a hard drive with 32
    >>> bit Vista Home Premium. I would like to add a DOS 6.22 partition
    >>> (DOS requires it be the first partition on the hard drive) and a
    >>> Win 98 partition. And if I have problems with Vista, an XP
    >>> partition.
    >>>
    >>> My current computer has DOS, W98, and ME boot sectors plus separate
    >>> data partitions.
    >>>
    >>> Chuck.

    >>
    >> PM 6.0 isn't compatible with NTFS... for that matter, *NO* version
    >> of PM should be used with NTFS formats.
    >>
    >> If you feel you _must_ repartition, look at Acronis Disk Manager;
    >> it's safe to use.
    >>

    > chrisv,
    >
    > Thank you very much. I started partitioning drives a long time ago
    > just because of clyster size and to separate data from OS and
    > programs. With my new computer I'm initially going to try not
    > partitioning. I use XXCopy for daily backups of data files to an
    > external hard drive. There is no reason why the data files have to
    > be in a separate partition or even a separate folder.
    >
    > Chuck


    This is safe:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/

    .... it can be found from $25. Amazon.com is $29.50.
     
    relic, May 30, 2009
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  3. chrisv

    Gazwad Guest

    On Fri, 29 May 2009 10:40:21 -0700 chrisv d the
    Swallow-Tailed Cloud Of Fart Gas Policy Augmentation Unit member wrote
    in news:005868f5$0$32445$...

    > Chuck wrote:
    >> Can I use Partition Magic 6.0 to repartition a hard drive with 32 bit
    >> Vista Home Premium. I would like to add a DOS 6.22 partition (DOS
    >> requires it be the first partition on the hard drive) and a Win 98
    >> partition. And if I have problems with Vista, an XP partition.
    >>
    >> My current computer has DOS, W98, and ME boot sectors plus separate
    >> data partitions.
    >>
    >> Chuck.

    >
    > PM 6.0 isn't compatible with NTFS... for that matter, *NO* version of PM
    > should be used with NTFS formats.
    >
    > If you feel you _must_ repartition, look at Acronis Disk Manager; it's
    > safe to use.


    Apart from when it nukes the partition table for absolutely no reason.
    And yes I was using a UPS
    And yes I had backed up the entire disk first anyway as should anyone who
    considers repartitioning.

    --
    Lunch was nice; Browned gnats and foreskin conserve under diseased
    hobo's nose hairs accompanied by whacked skin on top of horrifying ears
    of corn and tendon extract, dished up in a bubbling saucepan stuffed
    with burnt ginger, bleached uncooked vaginal yeast, vegetable oil, a
    side of finch pituitary gland and a gallon of phlegm.
     
    Gazwad, Jun 4, 2009
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    justintjacob

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    partition wizard home edition is free and effective application
     
    justintjacob, Jun 26, 2013
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