How to partition HDD on WIN7 Home Premium

September 7, 2011 at 11:04:17
Specs: Windows 7

Having WIN 7 Home Premium in my laptop,want to partition my HDD in three parts without flushing the previous data out my lappy....I mean without formatting 'C' which is by-default enabled in many laptops.

Would like to hear healthy way to accomplish this.


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September 7, 2011 at 11:47:24
You didn't post a model number so we can't determine if you already have restore disks for the laptop or not. If you do not have them the first course of action is to create and test them. After you know they work OK you can then delete the hidden partition, assuming you have one.

Then go to Windows Disk Management and shrink the C partition by the amount of total space you want to use for the additional partitions. After that you can create additional partitions using disk manager.

If you received restore disks with the laptop then you may not have a restore partition.

An alternative method is to create an image of each partition using Windows 7 features (backup and restore).

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September 8, 2011 at 06:23:51
If you have a fairly new laptop with Win7 preinstalled, your hard drive may already have the max number of primary partitions. For example, I just worked on a new HP laptop which had the hidden Win7 boot partition (approx 200MB), Windows partition (C:), Recovery partition, & HP_Tools partition. If that's what you have, you will not be able to create any new partitions until you do something with the exisiting ones. Try a program called EASEUS Partition Master.

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September 9, 2011 at 03:58:44
as OtheHill Suggested,resizeing ur partion will be ur best bet

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