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Windows 7: How to make multiple partitions from a Single pre-partitioned disk


11 Nov 2012   #1

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How to make multiple partitions from a Single pre-partitioned disk

I recently bought a dell inspiron 14r laptop. It came with windows 7 Home premium which was pre-installed. The problem with it is, the whole 640GB was allotted to a single drive C. I want to repartition the hard disk into 6 drives. But they didnot gave me the windows 7 installation disk or its serial. What should i do now?

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11 Nov 2012   #2

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
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I recently bought a dell inspiron 14r laptop.
I take this as being NEW. You most likely have three partitions, which is the MAX.


Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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11 Nov 2012   #3

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@theog Thanx for ur reply...

I created the recovery discs and the screenshots are as follows

How to make multiple partitions from a Single pre-partitioned disk-mem-management.jpg


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11 Nov 2012   #4
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In order to keep Diagnostic tools (OEM) and Recovery partiitions bootable, you'll want to create a fourth Logical partition, which will allow you to add as many adjacent Logical partitions as you want.

First shrink C in Disk mgmt by as much as you want for your new Logical Partitions. Using Disk Mgmt for shrink operations is the safest method. Partition or Volume - Shrink

Next install free Partition Wizard to create your new Logical partition(s) in the space you shrunk: Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help
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12 Nov 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

thanq gregrocker... but iam able to shrink the C drive upto half the siae of hard disk only. i.e., actually 590 GB was allotted for my C drive. Iam able to shrink 295GB only... How to shrink the 295GB C drive further?
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12 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Make and use a Partition Wizard Bootable CD to make your partitions.

DO NOT, I repeat , DO NOT convert your drive to Dynamic. A common mistake made by many people wanting more partitions.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

http://download.cnet.com/ImgBurn/300...ml?tag=mncol;1
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12 Nov 2012   #7
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Follow these steps exactly:

Boot free Partition Wizard, rightclick C to Resize, slide right border to the left to shrink as much as you want, click OK. Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.

Now rightclick in the empty space to create as many NTFS Logical partitions as you wish, label and letter them, Click OK, then Apply Steps. Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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