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Recently I purchased a laptop with harddisk storage 60Gb, in which there are
two partitions (primary and extended) for drive C and D. I would like to
have one big C with 60 Gb, not two separate drives 30Gbs. Toshiba support
recommends me to go to the reseller and reinstall XP again with different
parameters. I am one of those who hate the reseller from which I got the
machine. Is there the other way around to have one drive with full disk
storage (or information about where to get an answer)?
 

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>Is there the other way around to have one drive with full disk
>storage (or information about where to get an answer)?

I frequently use PartitionMagic. It allows you to merge, change,
add or delete partition WITHOUT losing your existing data.
Check it out at:

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

You may want to purchase version 7 for less on Ebay.
Version 7 is XP compatible.

Regards ... John
 
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Partition Magic works great for me for this, but I'm usually doing the
opposite. I like to keep all my files on D: and software on C: -- makes
backing up, etc. easier.


"John" <jeshoemaker@aol.comNOSPAM> wrote in message
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> >Is there the other way around to have one drive with full disk
> >storage (or information about where to get an answer)?
>
> I frequently use PartitionMagic. It allows you to merge, change,
> add or delete partition WITHOUT losing your existing data.
> Check it out at:
>
> http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/
>
> You may want to purchase version 7 for less on Ebay.
> Version 7 is XP compatible.
>
> Regards ... John
 

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"Joe Davis" <davisexpREMOVE@attglobal.net> wrote in message
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> Partition Magic works great for me for this, but I'm usually doing the
> opposite. I like to keep all my files on D: and software on C: -- makes
> backing up, etc. easier.
>
I also like separate partitions for the same reason.
 
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The reason I prefer to have a single big C is that my programs and data were
saved in a single drive C in my old computer. The path set in some programs
for calling data are starting C:, not D or anything else, because data are
in C drive. On top of this, I have an external USB hard disk for backup, so
no need to have a separate D for backup. Anyway, since I posted the
original, I've got notes from commercial people, but I am now having a big
60Gb single drive C. I used the recovery disk and reinstalled XP. A single C
was the standard.

Anyway, thanks all.


"George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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>
> "Joe Davis" <davisexpREMOVE@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:Xn8hc.1785$eZ5.1254@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Partition Magic works great for me for this, but I'm usually doing the
> > opposite. I like to keep all my files on D: and software on C: --
makes
> > backing up, etc. easier.
> >
> I also like separate partitions for the same reason.
>
>
 
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BTW, Partition Magic will not only do a great job of changing your
partitions, it will also do a half-way decent job of changing the paths of
startup icons, etc if your drive letters change


"B.G. Khang" <b.g.khang@phys.uu.nl> wrote in message
news:c63mbc$enk$1@newshost.accu.uu.nl...
> The reason I prefer to have a single big C is that my programs and data
were
> saved in a single drive C in my old computer. The path set in some
programs
> for calling data are starting C:, not D or anything else, because data are
> in C drive. On top of this, I have an external USB hard disk for backup,
so
> no need to have a separate D for backup. Anyway, since I posted the
> original, I've got notes from commercial people, but I am now having a big
> 60Gb single drive C. I used the recovery disk and reinstalled XP. A single
C
> was the standard.
>
> Anyway, thanks all.
>
>
> "George" <George@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
> news:HPCdnXJOK73VthjdRVn-uQ@adelphia.com...
> >
> > "Joe Davis" <davisexpREMOVE@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> > news:Xn8hc.1785$eZ5.1254@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > > Partition Magic works great for me for this, but I'm usually doing the
> > > opposite. I like to keep all my files on D: and software on C: --
> makes
> > > backing up, etc. easier.
> > >
> > I also like separate partitions for the same reason.
> >
> >
>
>
 
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