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Windows 7: Creating new partition

26 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Creating new partition

hi ,

recently i bought acer laptop they given laptop with installed windows 7 it is totally 32GB hard disk and it is having only one partition (ie. C drive) but now i want totaly 4 partions(including c) . Please tel me is there any way with out formating we can create partions

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Mahesh Kumar

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26 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Hi, before you proceed with re-partitioning, I would recommend creating a System Image first.
You are aware that Windows 7 creates a 100Mb boot partition. You can verify your existing partitions via Computer Management / Disk Management. It's from this area that you manage partitions (wihtout using 3rd party apps). So for example you Right-Click C: drive, select Shrink, then Right-Click on the newly created partition, format it and give it a drive letter. Be very careful with all this as C: is the Boot, Page File, Primary Partition. If it is feasable, leave C: alone and purchase a secondary Hard Disk - SATA 1Tb is cheap nowadays
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26 Jul 2010   #3

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26 Jul 2010   #4
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Hello mmahesh85, welcome to Seven Forums!





If you truly have only a 32GB HDD as you posted it's not big enough to create other partitions. Please post a screen-shot/snip of the complete disk management so we can see what you have, it'll look like this.

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27 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 
Creating Partition in Win7

hi ,
recently i bought acer laptop , they given with pre loded Win 7 OS and only one drive (i.e C 320GB) but when
i refer Computer Management in Administrative Tools it shows 2 primary drives after that i did shrink
operation its created new primary partition .Now while checking in my computer it shows 2 partitions (ie. C,D)
.When i refer Computer Management in Administrative Tools it shows 3 primary partitions now again did
shrink operation but it troughs error more than 3 primary partitions are not allowed.But my objective
is i totally 4 drives (including C drive) .Please help me
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27 Jul 2010   #6

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

I couldnt do a partion it wont let me!followed the guide step by step .So i give up on it /
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27 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmahesh85 View Post
hi ,
recently i bought acer laptop , they given with pre loded Win 7 OS and only one drive (i.e C 320GB) but when
i refer Computer Management in Administrative Tools it shows 2 primary drives after that i did shrink
operation its created new primary partition .Now while checking in my computer it shows 2 partitions (ie. C,D)
.When i refer Computer Management in Administrative Tools it shows 3 primary partitions now again did
shrink operation but it troughs error more than 3 primary partitions are not allowed.But my objective
is i totally 4 drives (including C drive) .Please help me

You have to format the new partition for it to show in "My Computer".
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27 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why would you ever want four partitions on one drive? At most, I'd go with two primary, individual partitions. One for the OS, and one for user data storage. Follow the K.I.S.S motto.
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