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 PostPost subject: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:30 am 
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Yeah, basically I deleted the content off my OEM winxp recovery partition and was wondering which operating system to install. I was hoping that Windows 7 6956 would fit, but I'm not sure it will, next on my list is Longhorn 4074 or something of that nature. Will either of those fit, and if not what OS would be a good one to install on there. My 3rd option is using it for WinXP or just putting files on it which is boring.

The reason I'm asking is because I can't find any longhorn or 7 sysreq's anywhere.


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:35 am 
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uhh, ubuntu ;) jk.

7 is 7 gigs i think (ironic) longhorn will probably be close in size to wherever it is at between xp and vista. if you can chop off say 10 gb more form your current partition you could very comfortably fit 7 in there, just defrag and use the inbuilt windows partition manager.


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zamadatix wrote:
uhh, ubuntu ;) jk.

7 is 7 gigs i think (ironic) longhorn will probably be close in size to wherever it is at between xp and vista. if you can chop off say 10 gb more form your current partition you could very comfortably fit 7 in there, just defrag and use the inbuilt windows partition manager.


I didn't even know you could take space off an existing partition, could help me find an app that would let me take space off my windows partition and add it to this other partition?


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:40 am 
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in windows theres a partition manager which you can use while your in the partition! pretty col eh, i did it for my mom last week.

i believe its called the disk management tool.


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:42 am 
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That is only in Vista though

You get to it from right clicking on 'Computer' > 'Manage' > 'Disk Management'

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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:55 am 
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bns06 wrote:
That is only in Vista though

You get to it from right clicking on 'Computer' > 'Manage' > 'Disk Management'


i oculd have swore it was in xp... darn.

well personally i always have a copy of my favorite partition editor: Gparted (on a live CD) lying around... somewhere. my favorite reasons are it supports a wide range of formats, can shrink, expand, move, copy, delete, or format partitions in many different ways or file systems. plus it boots right into ram so i can have it scan all my drives really fast :P.


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:04 am 
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It is in XP, but it doesn't support resizing partitions in XP ;)

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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:29 am 
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in windows theres a partition manager which you can use while your in the partition! pretty col eh, i did it for my mom last week.

i believe its called the disk management tool.


I tried to shrink my partition but it told me it was running into system files and to defrag the disk. So now I gotta defrag the other like 160GB of my HDD just to shrink it by 10GB, kind of a hassle, but at least I'll get to install 7 or something now.


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:32 am 
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lol, thats the part i hate the most. at least windows tells you... gparted jsut freezes and breaks the partition....


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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:45 am 
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Someone made your mind up for you...

Try 4066 :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:26 am 
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zamadatix wrote:
uhh, ubuntu ;) jk.

i think (ironic) longhorn will probably be close in size to wherever it is at between xp and vista.

Most 4xxx builds of longhorn are 2GB in size, 4093 would be very close to 3GB but 5048 would be at 2GB

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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:21 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: 4.64GB Empty Partition, Which OS to Install?        Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:35 am 
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bns06 wrote:
Someone made your mind up for you...

Try 4066 :)


Or not.

You'll hate yourself for doing it after around 5minutes.

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Alexsis wrote:
bns06 wrote:
Someone made your mind up for you...

Try 4066 :)


Or not.

You'll hate yourself for doing it after around 5minutes.


You would, but it would be amusingly unstable for a short while, and if you had the hardware, you could even enjoy some DWM with the 3D View and MIL View..
Then you could format and install something else after all the unstability and bugs start to annoy you.

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