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Windows 7: Partition

28 Mar 2010   #1
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
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hello guyz..
well.. i have a Laptop, and it has only 2 drives "C&D" (as you see in the pic), the D is recovery so i have to keep it,
how i can make more than 2 Partitions, but without formatting the D drive?
hope someone can help me..
or tell me a name of program that can do it..
and I'm sorry about that.. :P
that's the second problem,
thx in advance..





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28 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KLR View Post
hello guyz..
well.. i have a Laptop, and it has only 2 drives "C&D" (as you see in the pic), the D is recovery so i have to keep it,
how i can make more than 2 Partitions, but without formatting the D drive?
hope someone can help me..
or tell me a name of program that can do it..
and I'm sorry about that.. :P
that's the second problem,
thx in advance..
Use a program like paragon disk suite to shrink C: to about 40 gigs. then create a new partition using the free space.

Let us know when you are ready to do this

Ken
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28 Mar 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Download Free Download Partition Wizard bootable CD , use ImgBurn to burn the iso in a cd, boot with the cd, and you will be able to get partitions from you C drive.

But I will advise you to get a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup in some DVDs earlier.
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28 Mar 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

It is always best to first try using the Disk Mgmt utility to shrink your C: partition (then Create and format), since it cannot fail whereas 3rd party partitioning software can fail during Resizing operations.

If Disk mgmt will not shrink sufficiently then use free Partition Wizard CD as Arc suggests. In hundreds of resizing operations we have helped with here, there are no reports of it failing yet. But it still could, so back up your files and perhaps a System Image first as Arc says.
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28 Mar 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing I would add is before you start the repartitioning operations you make sure that you have a bootable recovery CD/DVD. this can either be a standard win7 install DVD, or one created from the backup & restore screen.

Any partitioning work on the system partition can render the system un-bootable, and require a start-up recovery to restore operation
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28 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a tutorial with references to a whole set of additional tutorials: Data Partition
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29 Mar 2010   #7
KLR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

so.. what should i backup? only windows files or all my files.. like music pics..?
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29 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you image the C partition, you get everything (since you do not have a seperate data partition - which would be advisable). With a seperate data partition, you can image the system and the data partition independently depending on the frequency of changes. And you can easily mount the images (provided you use Macrium) and copy individual files from the image too - in case you want to recover just one or a few files/folders.
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