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Windows 7: Partitions - Basic help needed

31 Mar 2012   #1
Aderes Devorah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Partitions - Basic help needed


I didn't place any partitions on my PC when I brought it (and now regret it).

If I want Windows 7 in it's own partition leaving the other data separate, do I have to start from scratch?

Or, to put it another way, can I put a partition on my PC now, or has "the horse bolted"? Do partitions have to be done on completely clear HDDs?

Best regards


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31 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

It's not to late.
You can create a maximum of 4 Primary partitions on Win 7.

More info here
Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Forums
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