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Old March 3rd 07, 02:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment
John
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Default Partition resize problem

Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the two as
below;

| Drive C Space | Free Space | Drive E Space |

Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards



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Old March 3rd 07, 01:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment
cmcanulty
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Default Partition resize problem

check on majorgeeks, they had a free utility that partitions without
losing data.

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Old March 3rd 07, 04:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment
Ken Blake, MVP
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Default Partition resize problem

John wrote:

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the
two as below;

Drive C Space | Free Space | Drive E Space |


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space
without reinstalling win xp from scratch?



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista provides any way of
changing the existing partition structure of the drive nondestructively. The
only way to do what you want is with third-party software. Partition Magic
is the best-known such program, but there are freeware/shareware
alternatives. One such program is BootIt Next Generation. It's shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be able to do what you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself (because I've never
needed to use *any* such program), but it comes highly recommended by
several other MVPs here.

Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good backup before
beginning. Although there's no reason to expect a problem, things *can* go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


  #4  
Old March 3rd 07, 07:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment
John
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Posts: 234
Default Partition resize problem

I have vista on a secondary drive but it only allows to expand C drive but
not E drive for some reason.

Thanks

Regards

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote in message
...
John wrote:

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the
two as below;

Drive C Space | Free Space | Drive E Space |


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space
without reinstalling win xp from scratch?



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista provides any way of
changing the existing partition structure of the drive nondestructively.
The only way to do what you want is with third-party software. Partition
Magic is the best-known such program, but there are freeware/shareware
alternatives. One such program is BootIt Next Generation. It's shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be able to do what you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself (because I've never
needed to use *any* such program), but it comes highly recommended by
several other MVPs here.

Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good backup before
beginning. Although there's no reason to expect a problem, things *can* go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



  #5  
Old March 4th 07, 03:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin,microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment
Bob Harris
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Posts: 424
Default Partition resize problem

Besides third-party partition tools, you could consider backing up C and E
to an external hard drive, remove all partitions, create new ones, then
perform a restore for each partition.

By sure to make partition images, not a single disk image, since the latter
would preserve the free space.

"John" wrote in message
...
Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the two as
below;

| Drive C Space | Free Space | Drive E Space |

Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space
without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards





  #6  
Old September 17th 10, 08:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Dragon software
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Default resize partitions

you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard software to resize your partition,to more to visit:http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html

On Friday, March 02, 2007 9:06 PM John wrote:


Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the two as
below;


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:30 AM cmcanulty wrote:


check on majorgeeks, they had a free utility that partitions without
losing data.



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:34 AM Ken Blake, MVP wrote:


John wrote:



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista provides any way of
changing the existing partition structure of the drive nondestructively. The
only way to do what you want is with third-party software. Partition Magic
is the best-known such program, but there are freeware/shareware
alternatives. One such program is BootIt Next Generation. It's shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be able to do what you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself (because I've never
needed to use *any* such program), but it comes highly recommended by
several other MVPs here.

Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good backup before
beginning. Although there's no reason to expect a problem, things *can* go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:35 PM John wrote:


I have vista on a secondary drive but it only allows to expand C drive but
not E drive for some reason.

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:30 PM Bob Harris wrote:


Besides third-party partition tools, you could consider backing up C and E
to an external hard drive, remove all partitions, create new ones, then
perform a restore for each partition.

By sure to make partition images, not a single disk image, since the latter
would preserve the free space.

"John" wrote in message
...



Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
Composite UI Pattern and RAD Development for Data Entry Applications, Part 1
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...ns-part-1.aspx

  #7  
Old September 20th 10, 03:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Hugh Jorgan
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Default resize partitions

HoopleHead Alert: DeadHead Egghead answering a 3 year old post and changing
the subject line. DUH!
"Dragon software" wrote in message
...
you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard software to resize your partition,to
more to visit:http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html

On Friday, March 02, 2007 9:06 PM John wrote:


Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space between the two
as
below;


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the free space
without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:30 AM cmcanulty wrote:


check on majorgeeks, they had a free utility that partitions without
losing data.



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:34 AM Ken Blake, MVP wrote:


John wrote:



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista provides any way of
changing the existing partition structure of the drive
nondestructively. The
only way to do what you want is with third-party software. Partition
Magic
is the best-known such program, but there are freeware/shareware
alternatives. One such program is BootIt Next Generation. It's
shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be able to do what
you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself (because I've never
needed to use *any* such program), but it comes highly recommended by
several other MVPs here.

Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good backup before
beginning. Although there's no reason to expect a problem, things *can*
go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:35 PM John wrote:


I have vista on a secondary drive but it only allows to expand C drive
but
not E drive for some reason.

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:30 PM Bob Harris wrote:


Besides third-party partition tools, you could consider backing up C
and E
to an external hard drive, remove all partitions, create new ones,
then
perform a restore for each partition.

By sure to make partition images, not a single disk image, since the
latter
would preserve the free space.

"John" wrote in message
...



Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
Composite UI Pattern and RAD Development for Data Entry Applications,
Part 1
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...ns-part-1.aspx



  #8  
Old September 22nd 10, 05:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Twayne[_2_]
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Posts: 4,276
Default resize partitions

In ,
Hugh Jorgan typed:
HoopleHead Alert: DeadHead Egghead answering a 3 year old
post and changing the subject line. DUH!


No interpersonal skills, eh Hugh? Ignorance is excusable and you missed a
chance to help someone learn about newsgroups. I think the only deadhead is
typing on your own keyboard.

"Dragon software" wrote in message
...
you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard software to resize
your partition,to more to
visit:http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html

On Friday, March 02, 2007 9:06 PM John wrote:


Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space
between the two as
below;


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the
free space without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:30 AM cmcanulty wrote:


check on majorgeeks, they had a free utility that
partitions without losing data.



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:34 AM Ken Blake, MVP
wrote:


John wrote:



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista
provides any way of changing the existing partition
structure of the drive nondestructively. The
only way to do what you want is with third-party
software. Partition Magic
is the best-known such program, but there are
freeware/shareware alternatives. One such program is
BootIt Next Generation. It's shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be
able to do what you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself
(because I've never needed to use *any* such program),
but it comes highly recommended by several other MVPs
here. Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good
backup before beginning. Although there's no reason to
expect a problem, things *can* go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:35 PM John wrote:


I have vista on a secondary drive but it only allows
to expand C drive but
not E drive for some reason.

Thanks

Regards



On Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:30 PM Bob Harris wrote:


Besides third-party partition tools, you could
consider backing up C and E
to an external hard drive, remove all partitions,
create new ones, then
perform a restore for each partition.

By sure to make partition images, not a single disk
image, since the latter
would preserve the free space.

"John" wrote in message
...



Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal
of Choice Composite UI Pattern and RAD Development
for Data Entry Applications, Part 1
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...ns-part-1.aspx




  #9  
Old September 22nd 10, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Hugh Jorgan
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Posts: 16
Default resize partitions

Has your birth certificate expired, troll?
"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Hugh Jorgan typed:
HoopleHead Alert: DeadHead Egghead answering a 3 year old
post and changing the subject line. DUH!


No interpersonal skills, eh Hugh? Ignorance is excusable and you missed a
chance to help someone learn about newsgroups. I think the only deadhead
is typing on your own keyboard.

"Dragon software" wrote in message
...
you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard software to resize
your partition,to more to
visit:http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html

On Friday, March 02, 2007 9:06 PM John wrote:

Hi

I have two partitions on primary disk with a free space
between the two as
below;


Is there anyway I can expand E drive space to include the
free space without
reinstalling win xp from scratch?

Thanks

Regards


On Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:30 AM cmcanulty wrote:

check on majorgeeks, they had a free utility that
partitions without losing data.


On Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:34 AM Ken Blake, MVP
wrote:

John wrote:



Unfortunately, no version of Windows before Vista
provides any way of changing the existing partition
structure of the drive nondestructively. The
only way to do what you want is with third-party
software. Partition Magic
is the best-known such program, but there are
freeware/shareware alternatives. One such program is
BootIt Next Generation. It's shareware,
but comes with a free 30-day trial, so you should be
able to do what you
want within that 30 days. I haven't used it myself
(because I've never needed to use *any* such program),
but it comes highly recommended by several other MVPs
here. Whatever software you use, make sure you have a good
backup before beginning. Although there's no reason to
expect a problem, things *can* go
wrong.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


On Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:35 PM John wrote:

I have vista on a secondary drive but it only allows
to expand C drive but
not E drive for some reason.

Thanks

Regards


On Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:30 PM Bob Harris wrote:

Besides third-party partition tools, you could
consider backing up C and E
to an external hard drive, remove all partitions,
create new ones, then
perform a restore for each partition.

By sure to make partition images, not a single disk
image, since the latter
would preserve the free space.

"John" wrote in message
...


Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal
of Choice Composite UI Pattern and RAD Development
for Data Entry Applications, Part 1
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials...ns-part-1.aspx






 




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