|27 Nov 2010||#1|
how to partition Toshiba Laptop with windows 7 preinstalled
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.
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|27 Nov 2010||#3|
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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