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Windows 7: Empty drive partitions? How to add more drives?

30 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit
Empty drive partitions? How to add more drives?

I opened Computer Management and clicked on disk management, and I have a few questions.

I have a few empty partitions, I want to be able to use one or two of them. Mainly the second and third one, or combine them both together.

When i rightclick the second or third i get this

When i rightclick the first, i just only get "help"

How can i either combine the second and third partitions to be 38.91 gb (or separate partitions) and assign a drive letter to it, such as Q:

Also, would this break my system or do damage to my harddrive?

Edit: I want to be able to have another drive so i can store stuff like pictures, to keep my stuff more organised.

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30 May 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello David, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those partitions without drive letters on Disk 0 are for you Toshiba factory recovery. You do not want to mess with them. Doing so could leave you without a way to restore Windows back to factory conditions if needed.

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to shrink the C: partition by how much you want for a new partition, and create a logical partition with a drive letter.
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit

Thanks. I did not know that, however I don't want to shrink the C: partition. Thanks for your help :)
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30 May 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, I suppose you could add a 2nd 2.5" internal hard drive to use if the laptop let's you have two.
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30 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You have 470 GBs free on your C partition, you have nothing to worry about right now.
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