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Resizing my Partition

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  1. eighty

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    Hello out there..
    I need to resize my C: drive to allocate space for a new partition. Does anyone know how to do this. i have a 60gb hard drive and it is all on one drive I would like to use some of that space for a backup D: drive.
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    Although some third party software may lay claim to be able to do this, I personally believe you cannot create a partition without losing the data in C:. Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management to check if there's any unallocated space on the drive and then it will be possible to ask XP to partition that space but if there is none, you'll be better off buying another disk unless you really want to format the whole thing and reinstall everything.
     
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    Thanks for the prompt replys. If my options are a program or second HD I think I would rather the HD. It would be more useful. However, if formatting is also an option Im not opposed to that. Although I dont have an OEM version of windows only some upgrade disks and quick restore disks from Compaq. Can I replace my core system with these? Maybe someone could point me in the right direction for info. Thanks your all so very helpful.
     
  5. bobol

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    bump;
    Not sure myself,-i'd go with the backup HD then rather than format. But if you are spending money for a backup HD, instead really I'd go with PM8, especially since it has a specific 'Backup Partition' function included too.
     
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