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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

12 Sep 2010   #240


What are you looking to do?

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12 Sep 2010   #241

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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You will be able to use this tutorial to shrink your C: drive by how much you want to use for the other partitions as unallocated space. Afterwards, you can create a logical (light blue) partition from the unallocated space, then repeat the process on each logical partition to shrink and create a new one for how many logical partitions you want. If you get asked to convert the drive to a dynamic disk, then DO NOT DO SO. It will make your Windows 7 unbootable.

However, considering that you only have 451GB on your C drive, you might consider getting a new hard drive and split that up into how many partitions you want on it instead. This way it can be a good backup drive as well.

Hope this helps,
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But could you tell me the solutions step by step that how can i do that?
How can i do everything that you told me to achieve my goal?
It depends on which option you want to go with.

If you wanted to go with the second option by adding a new 2nd hard drive, then you can just use the steps in OPTION ONE in the tutorial on the first page on the new hard drive to shrink and create your partitions on it.
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18 Sep 2010   #242

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

for example i want to have more than drive:c. means i want to have drive :d,e and f to divide my empty space on c drive.
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18 Sep 2010   #243

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


From your Disk Management screenshot, you should be able to shrink your C: dirve by how how much space you want to be used by the other partitons as unallocated space. From this unallocated space, you can create logical partitions like you wanted using this tutorial.
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19 Sep 2010   #244

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

thanks alot,
i'll do this. might be helpfull.
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26 Oct 2010   #245

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks a lot for another great tutorial.
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08 Nov 2010   #246

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi there, I recently just installed Win7 x64 and I want to create a partition from my main C:/ drive. It's a RAID 0 configuration with 2x 320gb hard drives. When I open up disk management to shrink the volume it only allows me to shrink up about 49% of it. I want to partition my Windows into a 60 or 80gb partition and organize my drives the way I had them in XP. I was able to do that and split the remainder into 2 partitions with XP. I have 2 other slower drives as well that I use for storage and other stuff that I don't want to install Win7 on.
Thanks for the help!

update: since i was fresh install after fresh install... I formatted and used the cmd during install to format my OS drive and just make partitions with diskpart

all set! thanks for the nice guide!
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08 Nov 2010   #247

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Cowman. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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03 Dec 2010   #248


Hi All, I'm redoing a desktop and wish to create an even 800 gigabyte partition, however it seems when you try to make these larger partitions the 1000x24 rule doesn't work for them, ...they're always smaller by few 100 megs.

Is there a different multiple value (x24) that can be used or is a guessing game with the larger partitions?

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03 Dec 2010   #249

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Tim,

Did you mean 1024 MB x 800 GB = 819200 MB?
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