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Resizing A Partition With an O/S Present

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I have an older Gateway computer, model 5200DS, which came with a 160 GB hard drive, WD 1600JD, and XP Professional pre-installed. The M/B is an Intel D915GAG with 512 MB ram.

What I am wishing to do is create another partition in this drive to install another instance of XP Professional, In other words this computer would become a dual boot, using one hard drive. I am presently using a dual boot on another computer but using 2 physical hard drives.

I already have a C Drive containing XP Professional of 11.43 GB of 143.70 GB
Also is a D drive of 397.13 MB of 5.34 GB which contained at one time the restore portion. This part was accidentally shredded and deleted some years ago. There is also indicated an unallocated portion of 10.34 MB,

My C drive has some problems but not quite enough for me to just do a full reinstall. I'd like to keep this drive as long as possible but to  resize the existing partition to be able to install XP on a newly created partition.

I am sure that this could be done and I am looking at a free program called Easus for this task.

Please let me know what possible dangers are involved in attempting this procedure.

I would like to probably create this new partition at about half the existing one.

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Easus isnt free. Partition Magic is pretty good.. If your on a budget here is a link to a free one.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Partition-Resizer.shtml

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I have the Easeus Home Edition and I thought it said free - guess I was wrong. Thanks for the info.
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