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    How can I be sure (Win XP Pro)

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    How can I be sure that an account is a member of the Administrator group?

    OK here is the thing, my friend is using his name as an account, which is a member of the Admin Group. But using this account, I can't reclaim any free space on his hard drive to make a new partiition.

    How is the free space indicated in the "manage" screens? Is it all gray and it says unallocated? Oh BTW this machine is a MicronPC and has been configured at the factory.

    Other than using Partition Magic, can I make a small 20 GB partition some other way?

    Thanks a million

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    Re: How can I be sure (Win XP Pro)

    Wassim, there is no facility within the operating system to resize partitions - Administrator or not. You can see the space allocation but you cannot change it. You need to use a third party tool like Partition Magic to do this, or configure it while setup is running.
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    Re: How can I be sure (Win XP Pro)

    There's an argument that says you should only have one partition on each physical hard disk, which helps to reduce disk arm movement. Further extended, it suggests that you try to put the operating system files/data on one disk, and your applications on another. But see how many installers assume they're going to stuff their precious data into C:Program Files, regardless of what you want...
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