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The last time I formatted and partitioned my hard drive I made an OS partition, program partition, and a games partition. It seems I wasnt thinking and I made my OS partition too small and now XP keeps reminding me that I only have 82 meg left on it. I was going to try this, but I thought I would ask before I possibly wasted time on it. I want to create a new, bigger OS partition with the unpartitioned space on the hard drive and then just copy my whole current OS partition onto it and then remove the old OS partition and rename the new one back to C:. Would this be possible without causing myself all kinds of problems or should I just spend some time and try to find Partition Magic. I really dont care to format and reinstall everything right now as I am quite busy.

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You won't get by with a simple copy, since there are many files that won't make the trip. The easiest way to do this job is with Partition Magic, it'll resize the partitions with no data loss. Of course, as with any major operation of this sort, you should always backup in case the unthinkable happens! :) I've done probably a hundred systems with PM, and I've lost a bunch of the data in a large partition once. Since I had full backups, it was only a minor inconvenience, but it can happen.

You could also use a utility like GHOST to do an image of the whole disk to another disk, then GHOST it back, changing the partition sizes as you do it. More work, and it takes another large disk, but it'll work.
 

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Ok. I found PM 7 so I think I will give that a try. Kinda use to good ole FDISK. :| Now how do I make an actual system backup? I have never really had to back up my whole system, just parts. Should I do a back up of the whole drive or just the partition that im resizing? I have a CDRW, but I doubt that will do much in this case lol.
 

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I use GHOST and backup to another physical hard disk, but it will also backup to CD's and span them if the image file is too big for one CD.
 
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