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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

04 Dec 2010   #250
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Thanks Brink,

Long hours on DT recovery........

..........Problem, A $24.00 Stick of Ram, ......... A nickle holding up a dollar .

And Jonathan_King called it, ...said run memtest86 yesterday, I gotta around to doing it today and sure enough ...1 pos cheap stick. It's a first for a stick to go bad for me, and its just a month old.

Memtest86\Latest Ver. wouldn't even run, and after hardware raid config, OS DVD- error CD_Boot File "Not Found" so couldn't even boot into 7 DVD!

Started pulling sticks out, labeled them, and walla Bad Ram. Everything going like Clockwork Now!

Thanks to both Brink....Your Number Provided was Dead On ...

...& Jon , For Getting it Right with the Ram and running:

(Home Page)_http://www.memtest86.com/.


(Download Page)http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

-OEM


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04 Dec 2010   #251
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news OEM.
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18 Jan 2011   #252
RJL24

Main: WIN7 Pro, 64 bit; Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Is there a good article that explains "why" one would need to create a new partition in windows 7?


I have discussed this with some folks and no one can make a good argument as to why, rather than simply creating a folder.
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18 Jan 2011   #253
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello RJL24,

It's really just a matter of if someone needs or just wants a new partition.

A partition is treated as a separate drive letter. This allows you to have multiple drive letters on the same physical HDD.

One could have one partiton for Windows 7, then another partition or so for their data. This way if they had to reinstall Windows 7, they wouldn't lose the data partition since it is treated like a separate drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2011   #254
RJL24

Main: WIN7 Pro, 64 bit; Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Now I fully understand. Thanks for your quick and clear response.
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19 Jan 2011   #255
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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16 Mar 2011   #256
ajith

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Hi..Iam not clear about "shrink a partition or volume" mentioned in the 1st post. my system is new and Iam using a 500gb HD. I have only 2 drives now. C drive having ~450GB, and a recovery D drive with a small space. I want to have 2 more drives E, F. To do partition do i need to do "shrink a partition or volume" or straight away go to step 2.

Thanks in advance

For C drive i need to have lesser space..and E, F with more space..
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16 Mar 2011   #257
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ajith, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your drives layout?

Afterwards, we'll take a look and see what we can do to help.
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17 Mar 2011   #258
ajith

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Thanks Brink for ur quick response. I am at office now. Its morning here, after i reach home i shall post the screenshot..
i went through 'shrinking' thread and i got a better understanding. Can i shrink the C drive just like the drive in the eg: provided? i.e shrink 400gb, and later allocate this to 2 new drives?
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17 Mar 2011   #259
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. I'll just wait until later then whan I can see the screenshot before giving a suggestion. It would just be a guess without the screenshot, and you do not want to guess about this.
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