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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

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    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?

    Thanks

    [Edit]
    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
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  2. mobo

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    Niether have I. I use partition magic and it works fine..
     
  3. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

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

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    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

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    ......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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