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Windows 7: Want to divide disk into c: and d: partitions.

22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Want to divide disk into c: and d: partitions.

My new computer came with one c: partition. I want to shrink it and use the avaialble space to set up a second partition which I want to format as vfat.

I've done this before with a machine running vista. By going to help I found something under partitioning a disk, which had me link to computer management. I think I see what to do, but I can't find computer management anywhere else. Is it one of several hidden programs available through the control panel? Is there some other way to bring it up?

Can anyone explain what is going on?

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22 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You need "disk management".

Type that phrase in the start button search box. Locate your C drive. Right click it for the shrink option.
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)

Check these two tutorials out and see if they help

Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Extend
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22 Jan 2011   #4
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello leonardevens, welcome to Seven Forums!

In the Windows start menu search box type diskmgmt.msc right click the entry and click "Run as Administrator" if you get a User Account Control (UAC) prompt enter your user credentials and click Yes.

Here is an excellent free program for use with partition work of most any kind, have a look at this tutorial at the link below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

There's also a Windows installable version at this link.

Partition Wizard Free Home Edition
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22 Jan 2011   #5

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