partition of C drive into E and F

August 14, 2011 at 05:06:28
Specs: windows 7
i ve HP laptop.. the problem is i dont know how to make D and E drive... could u plzz help me out

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August 14, 2011 at 05:31:27
You will need to shrink C drive before you are able to create any others. Once you shrink C drive you will have unallocated space in which to create the new partitions. Do not expect to be able to assign those letters though, D is probably your recovery partition and E is probably your DVD drive, but they do not have to be consecutive. Just let Windows assign what it wants to and you can later add a label (name) to the drive for easier identification. Before you begin you should back up all important files since while Windows Disk Manager is a reliable tool, there is always a risk when changing partitions. There will also be some limits on how much you will be able to shrink C drive due to the fact that Windows has already put certain files on optimal locations on the hard disk and windows considers these critical files as unmovable files so you may need to experiment a little bit. As I stated, you will use Disk Manager to do this operation. When you are done with creating the new partitions you will need to format them, Disk Manager can do this also.

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August 14, 2011 at 07:00:20
If Win7 was pre-installed by HP, the problem you're going to encounter is that the HDD already has 4 primary partitions - boot, system, recovery, HP tools - meaning that no more can be created. There are different ways around this but what I did on my laptop was create the recovery discs (4 DVDs) then merged the recovery partition with the system partition, leaving me with 3 primary partitions. I was then able to repartition the system partition into one primary (C:) & one logical (D:). I then merged the HP Tools partition with D:, leaving me with 3 partitions - boot, C: (primary), & D: (logical).

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