Windows 10: Partition an SSD Hard Drive

Discus and support Partition an SSD Hard Drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi,I want to partition a 120gb SSD hard drive with a 20gb partition,drive is 37% free space. I can shrink volume easily enough to required capacity... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by andrewfarmer1, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Partition an SSD Hard Drive

    Hi,I want to partition a 120gb SSD hard drive with a 20gb partition,drive is 37% free space.

    I can shrink volume easily enough to required capacity but when it comes to creating a new volume I get a message

    saying it will convert from a basic disk to a dynamic disk and will not be able to load an operating system from it.

    when I click ok it says not enough space to complete the operation.

    I want to install a separate operating system on the allocated space and need it to be a basic drive.

    Any Ideas?



    andrewfarmer1, Oct 3, 2019
  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
    W1zzard, Oct 3, 2019
  3. Dia01 Win User
    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
    Dia01, Oct 3, 2019
  4. badrobot Win User

    Partition an SSD Hard Drive

    Partitioning My Hard Drive Without Losing Data

    Download any of the suggested programs above and fire up Youtube for a step by step instruction. Easus is a good software. But I personally use MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    It will only take 5 minutes to become a professional hard drive partitioner. Partition an SSD Hard Drive :)
    badrobot, Oct 3, 2019

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