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Windows 7: How do i Splitting a 2tb HDD into 3 drives..

11 Mar 2012   #1

[OEM] Win Vista Business > upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How do i Splitting a 2tb HDD into 3 drives..

hi, i have a 2tb hdd..installed windows 7

now i want to split my hdd into 3
mayb 150gb for system (C
1000 for work
rest for random stuff...(gaming, etc etc)

but when i go into mang.
i can only split it to 900gb....

so now i have a 1000 sys n 900 on another...
C...D drive...

....i dont need a 1000 sys.....

so what can i do?


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11 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

You can only have 4 primary partitions on one hd. 3x 150 plus the work partition=4
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11 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Use Partition Wizard.

It is highly recommended and has successfully configured drive partitions for many here on WSF.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Basically, you just download the PW ISO and burn it to a blank disc then boot into it and re-partition your drive to the sizes you want then apply the changes before booting back into Windows.

Just remember you can only have four primary partitions on an MBR-configured hard drive. If you need more you can create logical partitions as part of an extended primary partition.
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11 Mar 2012   #4

[OEM] Win Vista Business > upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
You can only have 4 primary partitions on one hd. 3x 150 plus the work partition=4

i meant
3 drives
C: 150 (system)
D:800 (stuff)
E:1000 (Work)
= 3 drives 2tb
=)
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11 Mar 2012   #5

[OEM] Win Vista Business > upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Use Partition Wizard.

It is highly recommended and has successfully configured drive partitions for many here on WSF.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Basically, you just download the PW ISO and burn it to a blank disc then boot into it and re-partition your drive to the sizes you want then apply the changes before booting back into Windows.

Just remember you can only have four primary partitions on an MBR-configured hard drive. If you need more you can create logical partitions as part of an extended primary partition.

hum, yea the thing is...i have no blank cd/dvds ..
lol
damn


cant i use softwares?!

just simply let me partition my hdd?
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11 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows 7's disk management utility is very basic.

If you want to partition your hard drive in the manner you suggest, you will have to buy some blank discs (they're not expensive) and use Partition Wizard as I suggested.

It's a good solution I've offered you and if you decide not to use it there's nothing more I can do to help you.
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11 Mar 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

If you have a spare USB flash drive, you can use that instead of a CD/DVD if you like.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #8

[OEM] Win Vista Business > upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

If you have a spare USB flash drive, you can use that instead of a CD/DVD if you like.

Regards,
Golden

i could format the usb, n use it as normal again after right?!?!?!
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11 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes is the simple answer.
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11 Mar 2012   #10

[OEM] Win Vista Business > upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Yes is the simple answer.

lol already stole a cd n burned it
hahaha

just need to go home n try it out..
thanks mate

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