How do I make the D drive have the larger partition?


I have a hard drive and it's partitioned C being the smallest and D being the biggest so I do most of my stuff on my D drive and I have 1024 mbs of memory. What I want to know is how do I allocate memory so that the D drive has the most. Oh yeah, my operating system is Windows XP.


This question was answered on April 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows Xp need at least a 2GB partition for installation and should have about 1.5GB of free space on that partition.

Now, you can install Windows XP on the same partition with another OS, but Windows XP will overwrite the existing OS on that partition

If you do not have a free 2GB partition for installation, you must delete smaller partitions and then repartition the drive.


Once you have deleted the partiotions on your drive and have begun to repartition, you must make sure that the active partition (usually C drive) has a 2GB partition allocated to it Once that is done, do not create smaller partitions just yet

Once Windows XP has been completely installed, allow your PC to boot and in Windows XP, use the Disk Management utility to create smaller partitions.

On a normal basis, when setting up a dual boot always install the older operating system first.

However, in this particular case, the newer operating system has to be installed first in order to insure the right amount of drive space is allocated.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 1, 2004