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Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby liteace » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:10 am

Hi All, I have here a Panasonic CF-18 laptop running windows XP pro, its fitted with a 320gb hard with 180Gb of free space. What I should have done is partitioned the hard drive when I installed it but I didnt, what I want to know is with the help of Bootit can I partition the 180Gb of free space without loosing the 117Gb of used space that had the OS and all my programes on ?

Thanks
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:24 am

Of course, as the product's home page clearly states :D .
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:13 am

Be sure you don't reduce the partition with XP on it too
small. Not sure for that large a partition what the minimum
would be. Check online or Microsoft itself.

Once it IS partitioned, you may be able to transfer some of
the files to the new partition and reduce the used size of
the C: drive.

BIBM can also image your drive before you start the resizing
so your current data is protected.

In the past I have heard at least 15%-20% free space is
necessary to even be able defrag.
Mary


On 3/25/2012 10:10 AM, liteace wrote:
> Hi All, I have here a Panasonic CF-18 laptop running windows XP pro, its fitted with a

320gb hard with 180Gb of free space. What I should have done
is partitioned the hard

drive when I installed it but I didnt, what I want to know
is with the help of Bootit can I partition the 180Gb of free
space without loosing the 117Gb of used space that had the
OS and all my programes on ?
>
> Thanks
>
>
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby a1pcfixer » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:15 pm

Liteace,

> what I want to know is with the help of Bootit can I partition the 180Gb of free space without loosing the 117Gb of used space that had the OS and all my programes on ?

Yep, but as always, backup your current data first!
Just good advice no matter who's program we use.
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:45 pm

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:13:31 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
mjnelson99 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>In the past I have heard at least 15%-20% free space is
>necessary to even be able defrag.

Depends on the defragger. Loads of free space is needed to not only
accommodate temp files, but also the 100s of MB of them that never
seem to get cleaned out when no longer needed. Just got 3GB back from
my children's PC that way.
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:34 pm

I found CCleaner does a better job of cleaning up that junk
than using Windows. It made a HUGE difference on my laptop.
Mary

On 3/25/2012 3:45 PM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:13:31 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
> mjnelson99
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> In the past I have heard at least 15%-20% free space is
>> necessary to even be able defrag.
>
> Depends on the defragger. Loads of free space is needed to not only
> accommodate temp files, but also the 100s of MB of them that never
> seem to get cleaned out when no longer needed. Just got 3GB back from
> my children's PC that way.
> --
>
> Cheers
>
> DrT
> ______________________________
> We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
> our lives; but we can always choose to dance
> in the puddles (Jewish proverb).
>
>
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby DrTeeth » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:06 am

On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:34:03 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
mjnelson99 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I found CCleaner does a better job of cleaning up that junk
>than using Windows.

I don't use windows to clear out the junk, I do it manually. CCleaner
does not completely clear out the temp files. I have just done a test
run and much has been left > 200MB, and they are not files that are in
use either as I have been able to delete them manually.

There was not much to clean anyway as I had a clear out a few days
ago. TBH, I just use CCleaner for compacting my browser databases
every couple of months or so.
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby liteace » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:45 am

I need a little help before i go any further, I have loaded it on my lappy's hard drive, when I boot the machine I get
the boot it bare metal screen with the icons,
when I click on "partition work" I get the "work with partitons" window open in there I have:

MBR partiton 305204 MiB HPFS/NTFS
----- partiton 31 MiB free space
Boot EMBRM partiton 8 MiB Bootit EMBRM
----- partiton 2 MiB Free space

Now what I want to do if poss is partiton the 305204, do I:

highlight that partiton > resize

then enter the new size and if I do that Im not going lose anything that is already on there am I

Thanks
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:25 pm

I would defrag and image that partition before making the
changes.

Make sure you allow the partition to be large enough after
the resize. Windows gets very unhappy with too little space.

My own Win 7 X64 partition itself takes up 26 GB of programs
without any large files like lots of audio/videos.
Mary

On 4/15/2012 1:45 PM, liteace wrote:
> I need a little help before i go any further, I have loaded it on my lappy's hard drive, when I boot the machine I get
> the boot it bare metal screen with the icons,
> when I click on "partition work" I get the "work with partitons" window open in there I have:
>
> MBR partiton 305204 MiB HPFS/NTFS
> ----- partiton 31 MiB free space
> Boot EMBRM partiton 8 MiB Bootit EMBRM
> ----- partiton 2 MiB Free space
>
> Now what I want to do if poss is partiton the 305204, do I:
>
> highlight that partiton> resize
>
> then enter the new size and if I do that Im not going lose anything that is already on there am I
>
> Thanks
>
>
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Re: Newbie here with a couple of question

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:17 pm

On Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:25:29 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
mjnelson99 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I would defrag and image that partition before making the
>changes.

BIBM moves files if necessary. Considering how long defragging can
take, there may not be any net time savings. Personally I would not
(and do not ;-) ) bother.

I would definitely image beforehand and to a separate medium. I image
to a second internal hard disk and them copy my images to an external
hard drive (which has copies of all the local backups on my network).

Hope you are keeping well Mary.
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Cheers

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