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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

05 Feb 2010   #150
anders7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Finally done!

Here is the result. It did get a logical volume, but nothing else happened to the other partitions. Thanks for all your help!!




Best wishes
Anders




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05 Feb 2010   #151
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Anders. It looks OK to me.

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10 Feb 2010   #152
gnuga

win XP
 
 

Thx a lot Anders for keep updating your effort.
I also have the similar problem.
One of my friend bought a new HP pavillion dm1.
It also has 4 primary partition and I have tried many ways to create a new partition.
Even we did go to the store to do it for us and they can't. They used two technicians to try to do it but no result.
I guest I can follow your experience and get no problem as the laptop is still a baby, 1 day old, and my friend is a totally noob stuff like this.
I just don't want to create more hassle & problem for her .

Lets hope this will be good forever.
thanks also to Brink, dwarf and whs for the great assistance
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10 Feb 2010   #153
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gnuga, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) so we can see your drive layout?

I suspect that it's your OEM recovery partitions causing issue with being able to create another partition since they may be out of order in trying to create them. The screenshot will help determine this or not though.
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10 Feb 2010   #154
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gnuga View Post
Thx a lot Anders for keep updating your effort.
I also have the similar problem.
One of my friend bought a new HP pavillion dm1.
It also has 4 primary partition and I have tried many ways to create a new partition.
Even we did go to the store to do it for us and they can't. They used two technicians to try to do it but no result.
I guest I can follow your experience and get no problem as the laptop is still a baby, 1 day old, and my friend is a totally noob stuff like this.
I just don't want to create more hassle & problem for her .

Lets hope this will be good forever.
thanks also to Brink, dwarf and whs for the great assistance

If you have 4 primaries, you have to get rid of one primary and create an extended partition. Then you can have more partitions.
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11 Feb 2010   #155
anders7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gnuga View Post
Thx a lot Anders for keep updating your effort.
I also have the similar problem.
One of my friend bought a new HP pavillion dm1.
It also has 4 primary partition and I have tried many ways to create a new partition.
Even we did go to the store to do it for us and they can't. They used two technicians to try to do it but no result.
I guest I can follow your experience and get no problem as the laptop is still a baby, 1 day old, and my friend is a totally noob stuff like this.
I just don't want to create more hassle & problem for her .

Lets hope this will be good forever.
thanks also to Brink, dwarf and whs for the great assistance
You are welcome Gnuga. I am happy that you found your way here, and read this before anything happened to your friends computer, like in my case. Just like Brink and whs says, please post your layout here first. But it's very likely you have to get rid of one of your primary partitions first.

If you delete recovery partition, I suggest you use quality DVD media for burning out recoverydiscs (and also maybe test these first so they are all good). To find good DVD-media (with good media-ID )that goes well with your burner is also a pretty big world by itself. I have sticked to Verbatim (mostly) and Taiyo Yuden because I have had good experience with them (No, I am not a salesman). I am confident that there are many other Brands that will work too. But be aware, sometimes the media-ID differ from batch to batch and the media-ID is very important in relationship to your DVD-writer. I don't mean to put more burden on your shoulders, but in my world I have also experienced the importance of finding the right media (CD/DVD) for my burner.

Anyway, I think you can get recovery disc from HP if your discs turns out to be unreadable.


I am lucky that my recoverydisc worked, so I can not emphasise strongly enough that you burn those disc before you do anything with the computer.

I wish you all good luck!

All the best
Anders
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13 Feb 2010   #156
gnuga

win XP
 
 

Well thanks to your experience everything goes well!

Also thanks for the advice to burn the recovery disc.
We have done that right away after we bought it. That was the advice of the salesperson and we did follow his advice.
I use 3 TDK discs to burn the recovery discs. Again this is the advice from the salesperson as we don't have many options here in this part of the world. Haven't used them though so cannot share experience.

FYI, I did follow your step to delete the recovery partition as I do not know what the HP tools partition is for.
I just follow all your step:
1. Delete the recovery partition
2. Expand the C partition
3. Defrag the C (using disk defragmenter from Windows)
4. Shrink the C partition
5. Created two partitions from the remaining space: one is for DATA and the other is for MULTIMEDIA files.
6. DONE & success.

Sorry I cannot post the screenshot, the laptop is now already in my friend's hand.

Thanks everybody
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13 Feb 2010   #157
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Gnuga,

The HP recovery partition, was the partition used to do a factory restore of Windows 7, or whatever was originally installed on the computer, with. Without that partition, your friend will not be able to reinstall his/her Windows 7 unless he/she had created a HP recovery disc before you deleted it to use instead.
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09 Mar 2010   #158
provlima

 
 
Clarification needed re libraries an user files??

Thanks for your excellent tutorial!!

If I shrink the C drive and use it for W7 and program files and use the remaining logical partition/drive for all my data files-
Would the transfer of data files be a simple matter of cutting and pasting the libraries files from the C drive to the new D drive???
I am confused about what the difference is between the libraries folder and its subfolders (docs, pictures, music and videos libraries) and the users file subfolders. ( my docs, my pictures, my music, and my videos) Are these data files actually the same identical files found in different folders (Libraries and My Documents?
Aside from the above folders/libraries what other data files should be on the “data partition/drive”?
Thanks for your help!
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09 Mar 2010   #159
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by provlima View Post
Thanks for your excellent tutorial!!

If I shrink the C drive and use it for W7 and program files and use the remaining logical partition/drive for all my data files-
Would the transfer of data files be a simple matter of cutting and pasting the libraries files from the C drive to the new D drive???
I am confused about what the difference is between the libraries folder and its subfolders (docs, pictures, music and videos libraries) and the users file subfolders. ( my docs, my pictures, my music, and my videos) Are these data files actually the same identical files found in different folders (Libraries and My Documents?
Aside from the above folders/libraries what other data files should be on the “data partition/drive”?
Thanks for your help!
You bettter not move your data with cut/paste. The system will lose the path. You have to use the folder Properties > Location tab > Move. But make sure, you move them to a defined folder in your data partition and NOT to the partition itself. This is important - else you get a mess. What you do is define folders in your data partition like Documents, Music, Videos, etc and then you move Documents, Music Videos, etc. to the corresponding folders (with Move in Properties). Any folder that has a Location tab can be moved that way. If you want to have more instructions, view my that I made for the purpose.
As far as Libraries go, they cannot be moved. They are just an index of the folders in the system. Libraries themselves do not contain any data.
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