Originally Posted by RichBrewer
I've got about 14.3 GB used up on the C drive but some of that data can be deleted. I just don't want the computer performance to suffer because I deleted needed files in registries and stuff like that.
Can you tell that I don't know too much about computers?.
There is nothing wrong with not knowing alot about computers. Hell I don't know too much about brewing!
I just want to make sure you get a good backup of your pictures/documents/thesis/etc before you proceed. That way your next post isn't something along the lines of "$&@#@& I just lost all my data!!!"
Personally I prefer two seperate partitions, because that way if I want to do a reinstall of XP all I do is move what i want to keep to the other partition, boot off the XP cd and wipe the "System" partition the whole time leaving my "Data" partition alone.
You really have two approaches to this.
1.) Backup data, resize the partitions (Resizing includes merging the D partition into the C partition)
2.) Backup data, delete all partitions and reinstall using System Restore discs.
Option #1 will be the easiest and won't require you to reinstall all your applications, email accounts,etc.
I can't count how many times people have backed up their pictures and documents, but then proceeded to forget to backup thier favorites/email files & address books/etc.
Option #2 will prolly give you a decent performance boost because you would be starting with a fresh install of XP. I haven't done a system restore on a Vaio in a couple years but if it doesn't give you the option to increase the partition sizes during reinstall Boot-IT NG would let you do it after the system restore completes.
Originally Posted by stout55
Use Partion Magic to make it one partion and it will do this with out losing any of your info.....
Technology Support Specialist,
I'd still recommend backing up his data first. I've seen Boot-IT NG lose data before, as has Partition Magic. Messing with partitions and MBT's without a valid/verified backup is like brewing with unsterile equipment.
Sooner or later it will catch up to you.
While I'm not proud of this I have purchased an external hard drive at BestBuy, used it for my data backup, and after DBAN'ing the drive returned a week later when I was done.
Also why did you list your title and certs?