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Windows 7: Creating Partitions


18 Sep 2011   #1

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 
Creating Partitions

Hi to all,

I have a C drive with about 700Gb on it and no partition!
I want to create a partition without losing any data.
The prog I’ve got to do this is EASEUS partition master 9 but it looks complicated to use.
Now the thing is, how do know how much space to allocate.
The whole point of this operation is to use Acronis true image to back up my OS and all my current progs I don’t want to include all the other data because most of it is backed up onto other drives anyway but I still want to keep remaining the data.
So my plan is to
1. Create partition on C allowing enough space for more progs.
2. Make image/back up of OS and all current progs
Am I going about this the right way?
Any and all help would be appreciated.





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18 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

First of all, navigate search for Disk Management. Could you then please take and upload a screenshot of what you see? If you need help taking a screenshot, take a look at the tutorial below.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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18 Sep 2011   #3

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The best way to backup is use to two separate Hard Disk Drives, one for OS, & one for Backup.
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18 Sep 2011   #4

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
First of all, navigate search for Disk Management. Could you then please take and upload a screenshot of what you see? If you need help taking a screenshot, take a look at the tutorial below.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Thank you


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18 Sep 2011   #5

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The best way to backup is use to two separate Hard Disk Drives, one for OS, & one for Backup.
Thanks but my disk is 1 Tb
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18 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Great, looks good to go. Simply follow the below tutorial to create a new partition. Note that you will first have to shrink your primary partition.
Partition or Volume - Create New
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18 Sep 2011   #7

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Great, looks good to go. Simply follow the below tutorial to create a new partition. Note that you will first have to shrink your primary partition.
Partition or Volume - Create New

Thank you JaidynM I will read up
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18 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

No worries. Post back to inform us whether it worked or not.
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18 Sep 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Birdulike View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The best way to backup is use to two separate Hard Disk Drives, one for OS, & one for Backup.
Thanks but my disk is 1 Tb
If you backup to the same HD Drive & the HD Drive goes down you will lose the backup also.
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18 Sep 2011   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm confused. Creating a partition on C won't create more space than the drive has. If left as is the room is there for more programs.
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