Software for partition of hard drive compatible with Windows® XP
What are the various tips to partition a hard drive compatible with Windows XP?
Partitioning the hard drive is necessary to accommodate new Application Software if you want to install them in your Operating System. You can enlarge, resize, or delete partitions according to your preference. The basic software that is built in with the Windows XP Operating System is Disk Management. Macrium Reflect free, Clonezilla, Clone Max etc. are other free software for this purpose. They are easily bootable from CDs. To do the partition with the built-in Windows XP i.e. Disk Management Software, do the following. Load Windows XP into the CD drive and restart your Personal Computer. Press 'Enter' on 'Welcome to setup page'. Click 'F8' to agree to the licensing terms. Using arrow keys, you can choose a partition already in use. You can create a new partition in a non-partitioned space. You can allot more space to the newly created partition. Click 'Enter' and specify the space (in MB) you want to allot and again click 'Enter'.
Features of Partition Software compatible with Windows XP Operating System:
- Partition Imaging
Partition Software, compatible with Windows XP, now arising in market, are provided with partition imaging facility i.e. they can produce an image of your running system into another computer's hard disk. You can get this image on your DVD, Firewire drive etc. The imaging facility can also be used as a backup facility. For example, if you create an image of your Windows XP in another machine if it fails to function. Thus, this is also a data recovery method.
This is another feature in partition software. Cloning here means you can produce exact duplicate of your Operating System or whatever things you stored in your PC. It also reflects the imaging function. Clone Maxx is the partition software that clearly defines the cloning function. Its working platform is Windows XP and it is disk bootable. It does this operation by copying the hard disk contents of one computer to another. Another advantage of this feature is that you get maximum amount of data transmission.
All partition software in Windows XP are capable of utilizing the space available in your hard disk more effectively. It creates new partitions in the un- partitioned space by asking how much space you need for this partition. It deletes the unwanted partition space making it available for our usage. It can be used for data compression i.e. you can compress the space required for a particular data. After compression, it needs only less space and you can use the remaining portion for saving other data items.