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Partition Magic Can't Create New


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hardeez1

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I just downloaded Windows Vista from the Microsoft website (legally) & I want to install it onto my laptop without erasing my Windows XP & everything on that. So I am trying to use Partiton Magic 8.0 to create a new partition, but it tells me, "The selected disk contains one or more partitions which cannot be moved. To complete this task use the Operations menu rather than a wizard." Is there any way I can get it to work? Thanks.
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I wonder if you are using the correct command in PM? If you want to create a second partition from your existing C drive, you need first to tell PM to 're-size' the C partition to make it smaller -- then complete that operation. When Windows is running again, open PM and there should now be some 'unallocated space' on the drive. Tell PM to create a partition there -- complete that process. In Windows now you will have a new drive letter (the new partition). You can either format it with PM or use the Windows Control Panel>Aministrative Tools>Computer Management.

With PM I find it best to only use it for one process per session (as per the instructions above) rather than asking it to proceed with several processes in sequence. That way you can check in Windows if everything is going to plan after each step and, if necessary, back-track without too much hassle.

Edited by pip22, 18 September 2006 - 11:11 AM.

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hey, thanks for the reply. that's what it was, i figured it out shortly after i posted the question, windows vista is sweet!!! -scott
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