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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

18 Jan 2010   #110
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are disk 1 and 2 on a USB stick? And if disk1 is really only 1MB, why bother.


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20 Jan 2010   #111
raghs

window 7
 
 
Partition In windows 7

Hi, Can you plaese let me know the answer of my problem. I hv purchased a new dell inspiron laptop. The operating system is windows 7. The os has only C drive of 288gb.Now i want to make a partition,can i do the same.Can u please tell me the paocedure for the same. I will b very greatfull to you.

Thanks
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20 Jan 2010   #112
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Raghs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window so we can see your drive layout. This way we can be certain as to whether you can or not.
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20 Jan 2010   #113
raghs

window 7
 
 

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Hi Mr. Brink. i am attaching the screen shot of disk managemnet. please guide me.


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20 Jan 2010   #114
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can easily shrink space off the C partition and create a new partition. Follow the guidance in the above tutorial or watch this that I made for the purpose. Note: the video also covers how to move your data to the new partition. But that part you may, or may not want to do.
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20 Jan 2010   #115
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Raghs,

As WHS posted, yes you can shrink the C: drive using this tutorial with no problems. Since you already have 3 primary partitions on that disk, the shrunken partition will be a logical partition instead. It behaves the same as the others though.
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21 Jan 2010   #116
raghs

window 7
 
 

Hi Mr. WHS, Thanks a lot for ur help. In my disk management it is showing three partition,but logically only one drive is visible that is C that consist of OS. So Why its showing 3 partition? My little doubt is,do i hv to do the shrink process on C that is of 288gb,bcz in that video its showing 5 partition alraedy,so am confuse little bit.
Thnks.
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21 Jan 2010   #117
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Raghs,

You would want to shrink your C: drive by how much you want your new partition to be, then create a new simple volume from the unallocated space. This will be your new partition. You can use the tutorial on the first page for this.
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21 Jan 2010   #118
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raghs View Post
Hi Mr. WHS, Thanks a lot for ur help. In my disk management it is showing three partition,but logically only one drive is visible that is C that consist of OS. So Why its showing 3 partition? My little doubt is,do i hv to do the shrink process on C that is of 288gb,bcz in that video its showing 5 partition alraedy,so am confuse little bit.
Thnks.

Sorry to confuse you with all these partitions in my Disk Management. But I have 2 physical disks (one HDD and one SSD) and 2 operating systems (Vista and Windows 7). In addition there is a seperate data partition that both systems use.
But as Brink said, in your case you should shrink C and go from there.
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22 Jan 2010   #119
raghs

window 7
 
 

Thanks a lot Mr. Brink & Mr. WHS for your help. I have successfully done the partition. Again thanks a lot. This forum is very useful & you both are genius. I will recommend my colleagues to visit this forum for any help.
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