I guess I'm dumber than a trained pig

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coderitr

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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:

Now go buy a copy of Partition Magic (www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/), which will make combining those two chunks of your hard drive a breeze. And to all you geeks out there who are just about to fire off snarky e-mails about how even a trained pig knows there are disk-management tools in Windows that allow you to monkey with partition size: Just shut up. This poor schlub would wind up killing all his programs and data. Partition Magic is about all he can handle. Me, too, for that matter.
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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MysticEyes

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I've never seen anything built into Windows by which I can resize a partition without destroying existing data.
I assume that's what he's saying... it can't be done.
 

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.
 
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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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