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Windows 7: how to partition Toshiba Laptop with windows 7 preinstalled


27 Nov 2010   #1
Memory

Win XP
 
 
how to partition Toshiba Laptop with windows 7 preinstalled

Hello,
My friend bought a Toshiba laptop with 320GB harddrive and Intel i3 processor. It has windows 7 preinstalled.We used the recover mode and backed up the OS. The initial space (1.46 GB) contains the OS system files. We used the shrink option in Disk Management utility of the OS to shrink the C: drive to 140 GB which was the minimum amount of space, the C: drive could be shrunk to - could not go lower than that. We want to repartition the C: drive to 3 partitions (40, 50 , 50 GB). Is it a restriction of the OS - maybe bad design - that causes this glitch. If we install another OS (multiboot), can we repartition the C: drive.
If we format the whole drive, then it is possible to do whatever we like with the HDD - as in the case of a fresh harddrive. But the preinstalled OS will be gone for ever. Help us find a way out so that the preinstalled partition does not get erased and we can repartition the C: drive.
rgds,
your friend


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27 Nov 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you give us a screen snip of Disk Management of the HD ?

Start Computer Management Disk Management

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27 Nov 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

While we wait for your Disk Mgmt screenshot, be sure to save a Win7 backup image externally so you have a path back to exactly where you are now if you need to start over.

The best tool for doing what Disk Mgmt cannot is free Partition Wizard bootable CD: Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

If you'll tell us what is on each partition and what you'd like to end up with we can give you the steps.
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27 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Memory, as DocBrowns said, we really need a screenshot of your Disk Management. There are a lot of traps you can fall into (e.g. dynamic partitions). We would hate to see you get into trouble.
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27 Nov 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Since it is a Factory installed Toshiba Laptop, it will probably have the 2 hidden partitions already on the HD.
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28 Nov 2010   #6
Memory

Win XP
 
 

My friend will come to my home within 2 hours ( he does not have internet connection at his hostel right now - has to take one very soon). Will upload the screen shots within 2 hours. And may thanks for your concern.

rgds,
your friend
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28 Nov 2010   #7
Memory

Win XP
 
 

Here is the screenshot


Initially, the C: drive had 280GB and don't know where the remaining 40 Gb is.. We shrank C: drive to 140Gb. The remaining 140 GB was further divided to 3 partitions(which can be deleted...)
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28 Nov 2010   #8
Memory

Win XP
 
 

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the previous image was not clear. so i am enclosing a better one.


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28 Nov 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Memory, welcome to Seven Forums!



Now that you have the new Extended partition with the Logical drives created, what is it exactly you need to do, please be specific.
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28 Nov 2010   #10
Memory

Win XP
 
 

Can I repartition my C: drive to 40, 50 and 50 GB
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