Can I increase the size of C without formatting?



Joel
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full but I have
alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by allocating the memory
from D without formating my computer?

Rich Barry
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
Joel, a third party app like Partition Magic will do that for you. Just
do a Google search for it.
"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full but I have
> alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by allocating the memory
> from D without formating my computer?

Will Denny
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
Hi

You will need to use a 3rd party program for the best results - such as
Partitiom Magic:

http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

Although it is a Symantec product now, it does work reasonably well!!

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"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full but I have
> alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by allocating the memory
> from D without formating my computer?

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
Joel wrote:
> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full but I
> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by allocating
> the memory from D without formating my computer?

Hard drive space is *NOT* memory - RAM is memory - hard drive space is hard
drive space.

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
In news:79A95F51-EA6E-4D56-B7E0-D7DC44233571@microsoft.com,
Joel <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full
> but I
> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by
> allocating
> the memory from D without formating my computer?


First, note that the term "memory" is normally reserved for RAM,
not for for hard disk space.

No version of Windows or DOS has ever had the ability to change
the partition structure of a drive without losing all the data on
it. To do so requires the use of a third-party program. Partition
Magic is the best-known such program, but there are
shareware/freeware alternatives. One shareware product that gets
good reports from several MVPs (although I haven't used it
personally) is Bootit Next Generation.


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Will Denny
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
Ooh you missed this one Sarah:

Partitiom Magic

I've only just seen it myself!!

Will

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <test@test.com> wrote in message
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> Joel wrote:
>> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full but I
>> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by allocating
>> the memory from D without formating my computer?
>
> Hard drive space is *NOT* memory - RAM is memory - hard drive space is
> hard drive space.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
You should try it, Ken. While its primary purpose is to be a full featured boot manager, it also has very good partition management tools.

http://www.bootitng.com

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"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message news:OMSjs51dFHA.2776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> In news:79A95F51-EA6E-4D56-B7E0-D7DC44233571@microsoft.com,
> Joel <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
>> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is full
>> but I
>> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by
>> allocating
>> the memory from D without formating my computer?
>
>
> First, note that the term "memory" is normally reserved for RAM,
> not for for hard disk space.
>
> No version of Windows or DOS has ever had the ability to change
> the partition structure of a drive without losing all the data on
> it. To do so requires the use of a third-party program. Partition
> Magic is the best-known such program, but there are
> shareware/freeware alternatives. One shareware product that gets
> good reports from several MVPs (although I haven't used it
> personally) is Bootit Next Generation.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>

Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
I'll second that!

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Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
> You should try it, Ken. While its primary purpose is to
> be a full featured boot manager, it also has very good
> partition management tools.
>
> http://www.bootitng.com
>
>
> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in
> message news:OMSjs51dFHA.2776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> In
>> news:79A95F51-EA6E-4D56-B7E0-D7DC44233571@microsoft.com,
>> Joel <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C
>>> is full but I
>>> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C
>>> by allocating
>>> the memory from D without formating my computer?
>>
>>
>> First, note that the term "memory" is normally reserved
>> for RAM, not for for hard disk space.
>>
>> No version of Windows or DOS has ever had the ability to
>> change the partition structure of a drive without losing
>> all the data on it. To do so requires the use of a
>> third-party program. Partition Magic is the best-known
>> such program, but there are shareware/freeware
>> alternatives. One shareware product that gets good
>> reports from several MVPs (although I haven't used it
>> personally) is Bootit Next Generation.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
In news:%234to%23o5dFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Doug Knox MS-MVP <dknox@mvps.org> typed:

> You should try it, Ken. While its primary purpose is to be a
> full
> featured boot manager, it also has very good partition
> management
> tools.


Thanks, Doug. You're not the only person to have said that, and I
believe all of you. The only reason I've never tried it is that
I've never needed its capabilities. If and when I do, I will.

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> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:OMSjs51dFHA.2776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> In news:79A95F51-EA6E-4D56-B7E0-D7DC44233571@microsoft.com,
>> Joel <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is
>>> full
>>> but I
>>> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by
>>> allocating
>>> the memory from D without formating my computer?
>>
>>
>> First, note that the term "memory" is normally reserved for
>> RAM,
>> not for for hard disk space.
>>
>> No version of Windows or DOS has ever had the ability to
>> change
>> the partition structure of a drive without losing all the data
>> on
>> it. To do so requires the use of a third-party program.
>> Partition
>> Magic is the best-known such program, but there are
>> shareware/freeware alternatives. One shareware product that
>> gets
>> good reports from several MVPs (although I haven't used it
>> personally) is Bootit Next Generation.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup

David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
I wouldn't use this piece of crap if you paid me. It screwed my boot partition record. If one dual boots Dos/WinNT it will kill you. If one doesn't have a floppy (as I don't cos I removed it when MS removed boot from HD in WinME) it's not repairable.

To use BootNG it takes over the boot sector requiring a NT repair to get it out. This makes the Dos Boot file a BootNG (or more accurately PreventBootNG) boot sector. I was obviously using it as a Partitioning tool (Partition Magic doesn't work on Fujitsu drives).

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"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message news:ebnZnw5dFHA.412@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> In news:%234to%23o5dFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Doug Knox MS-MVP <dknox@mvps.org> typed:
>
>> You should try it, Ken. While its primary purpose is to be a
>> full
>> featured boot manager, it also has very good partition
>> management
>> tools.
>
>
> Thanks, Doug. You're not the only person to have said that, and I
> believe all of you. The only reason I've never tried it is that
> I've never needed its capabilities. If and when I do, I will.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
>> news:OMSjs51dFHA.2776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> In news:79A95F51-EA6E-4D56-B7E0-D7DC44233571@microsoft.com,
>>> Joel <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>>
>>>> I have two partitions, Drive C and Drive D. My drive C is
>>>> full
>>>> but I
>>>> have alot of memory on D. Can I increase the size of C by
>>>> allocating
>>>> the memory from D without formating my computer?
>>>
>>>
>>> First, note that the term "memory" is normally reserved for
>>> RAM,
>>> not for for hard disk space.
>>>
>>> No version of Windows or DOS has ever had the ability to
>>> change
>>> the partition structure of a drive without losing all the data
>>> on
>>> it. To do so requires the use of a third-party program.
>>> Partition
>>> Magic is the best-known such program, but there are
>>> shareware/freeware alternatives. One shareware product that
>>> gets
>>> good reports from several MVPs (although I haven't used it
>>> personally) is Bootit Next Generation.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>


Can I increase the size of C without formatting?