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Windows 7: Trying to create partitions (with screen shot)

17 Jun 2009   #1
29a

Windows 7
 
 
Trying to create partitions (with screen shot)

Hello,

I'm trying to partition my 500 GB hard drive into 3 drives total. Right now, there is only a C Drive, but I want to divide that.

When I go into the Windows 7 installation, this is what I see:



Extend and new are grayed out, and even in disk management, there is no unallocated space.

Can somebody please guide me into partitioning this hard drive. I've searched and the only answers I find are for dual boot setups. Partition Magic is not supported by Vista (.: 7 as well).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

Since your hard disk is empty, do this
Delete all the partitions, then you will get the choice to make new partitions.. (the red X for delete)
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17 Jun 2009   #3

XP,Seven,Ubuntu
 
 

Hey 29a....I signed up just to help you out. I've done this at least 14 times, and am currently running XP, Seven, and Ubuntu. First, get this..EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008 Server. Free for home users......then what you'll have to do is shrink your Disc 0 Partition 2 (C drive ) to whatever size you want. After you do that, post back, I'll be here bro.
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18 Jun 2009   #4

XP,Seven,Ubuntu
 
 

Actually, what Akash said...my method only works if you are running an OS. Delete that partition and than create 3 160GB partitions, or w/e size you want em. It's gonna ask in megabytes, so you can calculate 160 x 1,024 mbs...to get the amout you need.
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18 Jun 2009   #5
29a

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akash3656 View Post
Since your hard disk is empty, do this
Delete all the partitions, then you will get the choice to make new partitions.. (the red X for delete)
After I delete both, what will happen? There will be nothing on that list. Also, is it safe to delete the system reserved partition?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaycustom View Post
Hey 29a....I signed up just to help you out. I've done this at least 14 times, and am currently running XP, Seven, and Ubuntu. First, get this..EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008 Server. Free for home users......then what you'll have to do is shrink your Disc 0 Partition 2 (C drive ) to whatever size you want. After you do that, post back, I'll be here bro.
By using that program, would I be able to save the files that are presently on the system? Could I use Disk Management on Windows to achieve the same ends? I have 7 installed, but I'm not against formatting it again to have partitions.
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18 Jun 2009   #6

XP,Seven,Ubuntu
 
 

So you do have Seven installed??? Ok, then get Easeus..and select your C drive and select resize...then shrink it to atleast 20GBs...then you have 470GB to make w/e you want. No..I dont believe you can resize you Seven partition from Windows 7..but easeus is free and a great program.
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18 Jun 2009   #7
29a

Windows 7
 
 

I'll try it out now. Thanks for sticking around.
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18 Jun 2009   #8

XP,Seven,Ubuntu
 
 

Yes, Easeus will keep seven working and intact, as long as you DO NOT delete that Sys Reserve...your PC will not boot.
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18 Jun 2009   #9

XP,Seven,Ubuntu
 
 

oh..no prob. I love doing this stuff and showing ppl...its great to run multiple OSes...good luck and any questions I'll be here.
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18 Jun 2009   #10
29a

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, it wouldn't let me launch the program because I'm running Windows 7 64bit.
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