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Windows 7: How do I create partition in windows 7home premium without formatting?

18 Jan 2013   #1
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How do I create partition in windows 7home premium without formatting?

I have laptop with with following specs;

Dell N5110
core i7
4 Gb DDR3 ram
500GB Hard Disk
2769mb Graphics


When I bought, it has only single disk drive "C" with registered Window 7 Home Premium, now I want to make partitions without formatting this window. I donít want to lose this registered window and my data as well.

Is there any method for it ??
Kindly help out.


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18 Jan 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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18 Jan 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition. We'll give you the steps to create new partition(s) while keeping Dell Recovery and Diagnostics tools bootable.

In addition take a a look at Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
and Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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18 Jan 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have definitely more than 1 partition. And if you have 4 primary partitions (which is possible), then we'll have to take extra measures before you embark into partition creation. That's why it is so important we have a look at your disk management.
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19 Jan 2013   #5
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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19 Jan 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

You can go ahead and shrink C to create a new partition there: Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Create New

Once it's done look at the Partition to see if it created Primary or Logical.

If it's Logical you can add as many other adjacent Logical partitions as you want simply by shrinking and creating again.

If it's Primary you must first convert it to Logical to do the above. How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
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19 Jan 2013   #7
mmnouman

Windows 7 x64
 
 

will it effect on my data saved in "C" Drive..... ? As I don't want to lose my data........
or any disadvantage of this method ?
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19 Jan 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is recovery being active correct?
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19 Jan 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmnouman View Post
will it effect on my data saved in "C" Drive..... ? As I don't want to lose my data........
or any disadvantage of this method ?
No, there will ne no effect on the content od C - if you use Disk Management.
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19 Jan 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is recovery being active correct?
That is correct. Dell does it always that way.
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