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Windows 7: need help in Partitioning hard drive using disk management

22 Sep 2011   #1
chezhianks

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
need help in Partitioning hard drive using disk management

i bought a laptop and it had one drive C(OS) with 450 gb. i want the c - drive to be partitioned further 2 drives(D and E). will i able to do that ,if so please send me steps or screen shots...

i followed the below steps:
i partitoned using Shrink volume in Disk management and i aplit the drive as

C-350 gb
D-100 gb

But i want to one more partition, so again i tried shrink volume in C drive but it dint allow me to shrink..

Please suggest...


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22 Sep 2011   #2
Bongo

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22 Sep 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This tutorial shows you how to partition your hard drive during a Windows installation:

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

This one shows you how to partition a hard drive using disk management or diskpart:

Partition or Volume - Create New

Partition Wizard is an excellent free alternative:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/
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22 Sep 2011   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chezhianks View Post
But i want to one more partition, so again i tried shrink volume in C drive but it dint allow me to shrink..

Please suggest...
Try optimizing the C partition. If data is spread out on the partition, it will not let you shrink the volume.
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22 Sep 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

The best tool for this is free Partition Wizard bootable CD which has helped us do this hundreds of tmes here.

Use the CD and not the Windows version as like with other Partition Managers the Windows installed version can fail, while the CD is not known to fail.

If you have any further questions, please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start menu.
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22 Sep 2011   #6
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I also recommend Partition Wizard. Works great.
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23 Sep 2011   #7
chezhianks

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks so much ......
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23 Sep 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Post back if you run into any difficulties.
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