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Windows 7: partition hard drive in Windows 7 home basic Without Formatting

21 Mar 2012   #11

windows 7 home basic
 
 

can i ask for an advise i divided my c drive from 445 GB to 5 drives including C as below :
'C' :70.4
'G' :111
'H' :55.7
'I' :105
'J' :102

some people said this will kill my hard drive , is that true ????

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21 Mar 2012   #12
whs

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Nah, no problem as long as you do not have more than 3 primary partitions - check in Disk Management.

I question the wisdom of that many partitions though. If you use them to store data, make 1 big data partitions and subdivide that by folders for the different types of data. That is much more flexible.
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21 Mar 2012   #13

windows 7 home basic
 
 

great i've only 2 primary the mentioned above all of them are logical to store (music , pics, one of them for programs 'c" for windows so every thing will be normal ? and my hard drive will not die soon
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21 Mar 2012   #14
whs

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Looks fine to me. But again, why did you move the programs off the C: partition and why would you have seperate partitions for music and pictures. What's wrong with folders in one big partition.

Anyhow, there is no threat to the life of your disk - at least not from the number of partitions.
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21 Mar 2012   #15

windows 7 home basic
 
 

i didn't move programs from C these my designing programs but as you know more drives every thing will be more clear anyway thanks for help
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02 Oct 2012   #16

windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The current disk partition software is not being detected by Ms utility tool for creating a bootable Cd/Flash drive.?? plz help..thnks..
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02 Oct 2012   #17
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vishUltra View Post
The current disk partition software is not being detected by Ms utility tool for creating a bootable Cd/Flash drive.?? plz help..thnks..
I suggest you open your own thread for your problem. This is a very old thread on a different subject and you are liable not to get a lot of attention.

And give a few more details describing your problem. From what you posted here, it is not very clear.
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02 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm late to the party, but another option would be to burn your recovery discs, then delete the Recovery partition. It makes no sense to me to store your recovery method on the same physical drive. I know this is a common practice of OEM systems, but that's one of several reasons why most of us wipe out our drives and perform a fresh install on OEM systems.
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02 Oct 2012   #19

windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vishUltra View Post
The current disk partition software is not being detected by Ms utility tool for creating a bootable Cd/Flash drive.?? plz help..thnks..
I suggest you open your own thread for your problem. This is a very old thread on a different subject and you are liable not to get a lot of attention.

And give a few more details describing your problem. From what you posted here, it is not very clear.

Here is my thread, How to create partition for win7 Home basic 64 bit??

Can u plz Help After reading it??
Thnks..
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18 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit.
 
 
Same problem

I do have a same problem & gone through all conversation,just tell me 1 thing i have to boot with this "Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online (last entry on the webpage)" B4 or after shrink of c drive.
here a screenshot of disk management.


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