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Posted on Monday, October 30, 2000 - 9:34 am:   

I just got a new system with Windows2000 Pro edition. I have a 30GB HD and DELL would not partition the HD at the factory for me. I want to partition the drive to make it easier for me to organize my files. For example, 15GB, 10GB, 5GB.

I use NT4.0 and I have used Disk Administrator to arrange my previous disk. I finally found that W2K changed the name to disk management. Can anyone instruct me on how to partition the HD without having to reformat and reinstall windows?

Also, Dell left my HD as FAT32. When I finally partition it, I want to convert to NTFS the c: drive. Will I lose any files if I do this coversion to NTFS?

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2000 - 7:21 pm:   

I have used Partition Magic ver 5 from PowerQuest to change my partitions, several times, with never a problem on Windows NT 4. I believe ver 6 of the program works with Windows 2000 Pro and Windows ME. This program will also allow you to go from FAT32 to NTFS without losing anything. However, as with all things in computers it is a good idea to back up your system first.

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