Can I partition a hd with Win 7 preinstalled?

August 23, 2011 at 14:32:02
Specs: Windows 7
I just got a new pc with 500G hard drive. Can I partition the hd even though Windows 7 is pre installed?

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August 23, 2011 at 17:44:53
Acronis has good tools. Check out the web site:

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August 23, 2011 at 19:21:39
Why don't you use Windows tools to partition it?

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August 23, 2011 at 22:01:22
You didn't state what brand and model of computer. Windows 7 does have some options to change the partitions while inside Windows.

Do you have restore disks for the new computer? If not, then your first action should be to create those disks by following the instructions. After you have the restore set made then go to Control Panel> Administrative tools> Computer management> disk management. Once there you can re-size your C partition by shrinking it.

Highlight the C partition and then double click Action> All tasks> Shrink volume. Shrink by the amount you want to use for another partition or more. Then you can create a new partition from the unallocated space you made. Read the Windows help files on that topic for additional help.

On thing to mention is that once you have made the restore set and verified its integrety you can format the D partition and use it for other purposes. It is there to contain the restore files and you will then have those files on disk. I do not recommend doing that, but am pointing out that it is an option.

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August 23, 2011 at 22:50:45
yes, choose some partitioning tool to partition hard drive is more easily.
here is an article about partition hard drive Windows 7.

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August 24, 2011 at 01:11:32
you do not need any third party tools, the windows disk manager will do all you need, but do not touch the hidden/d: partition.that contains your backup/restore OS data, usfull for any issues you may have in the future.
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