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#1 RcC

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:56 PM

I just brought home a new system with Windows 7 installed. Can I partition the hard drive without corrupting the OS?

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

You should be able to via gparted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Edit: Please perform a backup of all important data prior to manipulating your partitions.

Edited by cryptodan, 02 June 2012 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

You might also take a look at how to use the Win 7 Disk Management options for resizeing, creating, etc...and to get an idea of what partitions currently exist on the hard drive (before doing anything).

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for the replies. I would like to check out the Windows 7 Disk Management option. Where do I find this gem?

What about Partition Wizard? I hear that is pretty good.

Edited by RcC, 02 June 2012 - 10:37 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Go to Help, type "disk management" and you will get various informational items relative to it.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

You can also use Ccleaner by Piriform, it has a feature under Tools that allows you to wipe free space on a drive. either with 3, 7, or 35 passes.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

IMO, this is your best option: http://www.partition-tool.com/

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

I want to thank all who replied but I think I am going to leave well enough alone. I guess I'm saying If it isn't broke don't fix it.
Maybe later though :) Thanks again.




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