Solved Windows 8 HDD Partitioning woes. Help nedded

October 22, 2013 at 14:39:16
Specs: Windows 8
I have 678gig left on my hard drive after reinstalling windows 8. I wish to partition it, 1 for the operating system, another for the software and another drive for all other files and content. I had intended to give the OS around 100-120gig but for some reason it is only allowing me to more or less half the amount I have on my HD. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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#1
October 22, 2013 at 15:39:54

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#2
October 22, 2013 at 15:46:41
Thanks for the advice. I have given that consideration but on some other forums there are some posts advising against this. I haven't got a clue about this kind of stuff. I just can't understand why I only have the option of partitioning my drive in half when it has all that free space.
Thanks anyway.

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#3
October 22, 2013 at 16:16:29
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" have 678gig left on my hard drive after reinstalling windows 8. "
You should setup the partitions before you install an OS. That may be why "some posts advising against this". You can still do it but there is some risk of screwing up your install and needing to do it again.

larry

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#4
October 22, 2013 at 17:51:36
Since it's a fresh install you won't lose much if you redo it. If you're hesitant to resize the existing partition you can start over and delete the partition. Then choose to create the 100 - 120 gig partition you originally intended, leaving the rest of the disk space as unallocated. Once you get windows installed you can use disk management to create the other two drives in the unallocated space.

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#5
October 23, 2013 at 07:35:34
You haven't provided enough info. What is the size of your HDD? How many partitions does it currently have? Is there any unallocated space? If you would have downloaded & installed Easeus, you would know the answers.

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