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Old November 11, 2010, 07:39 AM
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Default Adding to an partition?

Hi guys,
I have dual OS on my macbook (plastic black one)
I'm running OSX 10.5.8 and Windowns 7 Ultimate 32-bit, I was wondering if there was anyway to add storage space onto my Windows partition since I'm beginning to use my Windows 7 side more than my OSX side.

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Old November 11, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Split the partition using a program. Nothing usually goes wrong, but when splitting a partition with an OS you have to be careful.
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Old November 11, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Right. You need a partitioning program such as Partition Magic.

There are a few free ones which you might want to try. Always back up your data or what you don't want to risk losing, though, before you try to change partitions.

These are some choices:

List of disk partitioning software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I recommend either Parted Magic or SystemRescueCD (has partition software). Those two are Live CDs that allow you to adjust partitions. Always be careful what you're doing, though. You don't want to make a mistake.

Alternatively, if you want to add storage space for Windows, you could also get a HDD and place it in an enclosure and partition the drive NTFS. Then move storage data onto it. It will cost some $$ though but it would allow you to leave current partitions as is.
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