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Windows 7: Make partation

22 Nov 2009   #1
Smiling Face

windows 7
 
 
Make partation

i have 1 partation in my laptop but i need 2 partation. and i dont want to lose my data from C


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22 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Start > Run, and type diskmgmt.msc

Select the partition and choose shrink

Leave at least 70GB for the first partution
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22 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

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Disregard, the answer was given as I was typing. But good luck to you.
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22 Nov 2009   #4
Smiling Face

windows 7
 
 

thanks 4 reply.... but i dont want to shrink the partation ... i want to convert 1 partaion into 2.... and dont want loss my data
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22 Nov 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I don't know if that possible in GParted.
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22 Nov 2009   #6
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Partition magic does that (at least the old version could). I do not know how well the newer versions work with Win7...yet.

Well, the first part of converting one partition into 2 is to shrink the original partition.
Step 2 would then be to create a partition in the "unpartitioned space"...what is left over after you did the "shrink" in step one (you should be able to create the partition in the Windows 7 Disc Manager) Administrative tools-> Computer Management -> Disc Manager
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22 Nov 2009   #7
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smiling Face View Post
thanks 4 reply.... but i dont want to shrink the partation ... i want to convert 1 partaion into 2.... and dont want loss my data
How much free space do you have on your hard disk now?

Check in Disk Management as mentioned previously.

In order to make another partition from Disk management you will need to shrink the first partition, it will allow less than the indicated free space, then add a partition to the un-allocated space.

You can't make a new partition out of disk space that is being used.
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22 Nov 2009   #8
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

DO NOT USE PARTITION MAGIC.

It is not compatible with the new Vista/7 partitioning rules - I believe they have no plans to update - it has been left to wither and die.

Disk Management is sufficient for what you want to do at this time.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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22 Nov 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

There's also a new one out there that is supposed to be like Gparted but more powerful.

It;s called Parted Magic,

You can download It here:
Downloads
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22 Nov 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Gparted and the like can be useful.

However, for those using Windows only - the best free partitioner is Partition Wizard - installer and boot disc.

( FAT and NTFS supported - so windows users only)

32 and 64 bit. lots of functions, including the best partition undelete/recovery I have come across as well as convert Logical >Primary and vice versa without data loss.

Free Download Partition Wizard
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