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How to partition hard drive after w7 installed

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#1 AmazingTrans


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

Hi there,


I want to partition my hdd into 3 section.

c: --. balance after d & e partition.

d: -- 20 GB

e: -- 350 GB


I am not sure what software is the best to partition it.


Hope to hear from everyone. :)

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

Is anything currently on this hard drive?  Stated size if hard drive?



#3 ranjeetsah426


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:56 AM

Better make partition with windows XP. First of all install windows 7 in the computer and than make partition with windows Xp. We make more partition as much our requirements with XP. At teh time of formatting the window we can make partition at that time. First of all format with windows XP, Make partition and than install windows 7 in the computer.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:54 AM

AmazingTrans, you will probably need no software beyond Windows 7 itself, least of all Windows XP.


Assuming from your topic title that you have simply installed Windows 7 onto the drive, it will still assist us if you provide the information requested by hamluis.


The Disk Management provided in Windows 7 has the option to shrink a partition, so it should be straightforward to reduce the size of the existing partition by the amount required to make room for the extra partitions you want. Then you can create those partitions in the resulting unallocated space.


If you wish to respond to hamluis' info request, we can walk you through the process, or if you'd like to tackle it yourself, this shows the procedure:




Some may find it simpler to find Disk Management by right clicking Computer and choosing Manage, unless the default account doesn't have the necessary privileges.


One thing not mentioned in the Microsoft instructions is to defragment the drive if it will not allow sufficient shrink space even though there is enough room on it. The volume can't be shrunk below the location of the last file fragment, so with a large shrink, sometimes you need to compact up the existing files.

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#5 qam


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

right click on the drive and the option shrink the drive will appear and now what you want the new partion and size information can be given in new appearing windows pop up..

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:37 PM


Step 1: Click Start Menu --> type Run keyword in Search Programs and Files section, open Run in Programs.
Run dialogue box opens --> type diskmgmt.msc keyword -->Enter or click OK


Step 2: Disk Management opens, all the available hard drives, including the connected USB devices will be displayed automatically.
To create a new partition from a hard drive, you only need to right click the hard drive that you want to partition and select Shrink Volume


Step 3: A new dialogue box appears and informs about the used and free space of the hard drive. Input the size for the partition which is divided in the Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB box.
Click Shrink

Tip: Create a New Partition on a Windows 7 Hard Disk



Name the new partition and click OK.
Step 4: After creating a new partition, re-format the new partition.
Right click the new partition -->New Simple Volume


Watch Video How to Partition Your Hard Drive in Windows 7


Step 5: Click Next, a dialogue box will display the size of the new partition --> Click Next


Step 6: Select an icon for the new partition, click Next


Step 7: Name the new drive Volume Label -->Next


Step 8: After finishing the setting, click Finish to close this window.

Return to Disk Management window, the new hard drive partition has appeared. To be certain, check the partition to see whether it has appeared in Windows Explorer or not.

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