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I guess I'm dumber than a trained pig

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by coderitr, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. coderitr

    coderitr Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2003
    Now that I've got your attention ... :D

    I was reading Dr. Emilio Bombay's online column today and ran across an article where someone asked about combining / resizing partitions in Windows. This is an excerpt from his response:

    Yes, he's a smart-aleck (cleaned up for our younger participants) and that's generally why I read his column. It's often funny.

    My question is, what is he talking about? I've never seen anything built into Windows by which I can resize a partition without destroying existing data. Have I missed something?


    Oops, like a newbie I forgot to include my system specs:

    120GB SATA hard drive partitioned as C: = 20GB; D: = remainder
    Intel P4 2.8 gHz
    256 MB RAM
    Windows XP Home Edition
  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    Niether have I. I use partition magic and it works fine..
  3. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

    Mar 30, 2002
    I assume that's what he's saying... it can't be done.
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    You cannot resize partitions with disk management. You can create a partition in unallocated space and format, however that is not resizing your partition

    I do all partitioning from win2k / xp setup so I cannot recommend any third party app.
  5. bobol


    Jan 28, 2004
    ......and, when it formats you are losing that data there. For me too, PM8 is one tool to use that, having a user-friendly interface makes this particular task easy to do.
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