Resizing OS Partition

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lapwlover

partition master have been upgraded to version 9.1 with powerful function:merge partition, extend os partition without rebooting, covert partiton.....

 

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lapwlover

partition master have been upgraded to version 9.1 with powerful function:merge partition, extend os partition without rebooting, covert partiton.....

 

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AntiHero

Truth be told, people hear about a windows os that's not the current running one, they freak. Nobody wanted XP, but were happy with 98 even though it sucked because of, survey says: "familiarity" which translates to "i don't like change." People hate change, and will show a complete distaste to something. Vista now isn't THAT bad. I know most things work on Vista nowadays, and if they don't it's not really anything important. Virtual Machine like VMWare will fix that though.

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AntiHero

Truth be told, people hear about a windows os that's not the current running one, they freak. Nobody wanted XP, but were happy with 98 even though it sucked because of, survey says: "familiarity" which translates to "i don't like change." People hate change, and will show a complete distaste to something. Vista now isn't THAT bad. I know most things work on Vista nowadays, and if they don't it's not really anything important. Virtual Machine like VMWare will fix that though.

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hades_2100

What about a simple virtual machine on top of Vista? Don't need drivers that way.

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Pentium 0

How bout win 7 xp mode? 

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Crazybillybob

Take a look at Gparted. (sorce forge.net)

It's linux based, but works on NTFS, and FAT32 volumes, you can download a
live CD and your off.

I used it at a past job when dealing with allot of HP systems that they wanted
to be dual partitioned... It's easy to use quick, and doesn't leave a oily
residue like partition magic can :)

 

Also
double check you software.. it my run under vista just fine..... better
yet wait a few weeks and order Windows 7 pro...and run the software in
XP mode :)

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Modred189

+1 for gparted. Simple, easy to use and rather hard to mess anything up. 

 

Otherwise, tell your school to get with the program and get new software that is modern.

 

If neither of those work, look into Virtual box. With it, you can create a virtual HD to install XP onto. The only drawback is if your software needs 3d acceleration, it's probably not going to work this way. 

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van_helblaze

Just because your school requires XP, doesn't mean that the software won't run in Vista, my school still uses XP, and is afraid to even upgrade to Office 07 (which drives me nutts).  I've found that all of the software that we have to use at school works equally as well in Vista.

 You should double check if it's your schools REQUIREMENT, or the software's REQUIREMENT, if you have a computer with Vista on it already, you can try to see how well the program works there.

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