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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New


22 Jan 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Partition or Volume - Create New

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7

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03 Dec 2009   #20
sachin007

windows7
 
 

thanks brinks,
it works now i have 2 drives in my system

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03 Dec 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Sachin. I'm happy to hear it.
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05 Dec 2009   #22
hospitaldoctor1

WIndows
 
 

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You can shrink your C: partition in step 1 of this tutorial on the first page by how much you want the D: partition to be. Afterwards, you can follow the rest of the tutorial to create the D: partition from the unallocated space that your shrunk from the C: partition.

Hi Shawn,
Sorry, I am confused. I am not a computer expert. What steps would I follow exactly? What do I do?
Also, how much would I want the D partition to be? What do you mean? What is a good amount?
Thanks

Btw, on my computer management, I dont have an unallocated volume (black). It's all blue.
Sorry,

You can follow the steps step by step, with using the links in them for more information, on the first page of this thread for how.

I would leave at least 40GB for the C: drive, but this depends on how much you want to install on it and on the D: drive for how much space you want to have on each one though.

on my computer management, I dont have an unallocated volume (black). It's all blue. what do i do please?
I have a 650GB C drive... how much space should I allocate for the D drive?
So follow these steps is the same as what i had before?
Thanks
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05 Dec 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hospitaldoctor1,

Looking at your screenshot of Disk Management here, you will need to shrink the C: partition by how much space you want for the new D: partition using the link in step 1 of this tutorial on the first page. Afterwards, that will give you the black unallocated space to then create a simple new volume with as the D: partition.
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18 Dec 2009   #24
kpb

Windows 7
 
 

hi,
i just got my new computer with 7 pro installed.

says that my os (c is 434 gb free of 451 gb.
i want to make another partition, D: to store all my music and stuff.
what do i enter to make each partition have the equal amount of space? my hd is supposed to be 500gb so i was planning on having each partition be 250gb big. thanks.
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18 Dec 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KPB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The hard drive may say 500GB, but it true life it will only be 465.76 GB instead with 451 GB of it for the C: drive total due to the way manufacturers advertise the size.

Anyways, you can use the link in step 1 in METHOD ONE to shrink the C: drive by how much you want the D: drive to be. Afterwards, use the rest of the steps in METHOD ONE to create the new D: partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Dec 2009   #26
kpb

Windows 7
 
 

hi shawn,
thanks for the reply and welcome.
i dont wish to sound like a noob , but can you help me on how much exactly i need to enter to shrink it and to create a new partition?
thanks.

here's a screenshot


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18 Dec 2009   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. If you want to split the C: drive in half say to 225 GB for the D: drive, then that would be 230400 MB (1 GB = 1024 MB).
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18 Dec 2009   #28
kpb

Windows 7
 
 

so i'll need to shrink c: right?
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18 Dec 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Correct.

Be sure to see METHOD ONE in the tutorial on the first page of this tutorial for more detailed instructions on how though.
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