Windows 10: Partitioning My hard drive

Discus and support Partitioning My hard drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I want to partition my main drive C so that I can install windows 7. I'm using disk management to do it and I right click C and click shrink volume.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by squid13, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. squid13 Win User

    Partitioning My hard drive

    I want to partition my main drive C so that I can install windows 7. I'm using disk management to do it and I right click C and click shrink volume. The size before shrink is 609,184MB and the size available shrink is 340MB and the size after shrink is 609,884MB. I want to shrink it by 150,000MB. I have 392,000MB free on this drive so it looks like I'm doing something wrong or I've got something protecting it from being shrunk.

    squid13, Oct 2, 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 2, 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 2, 2019
  4. badrobot Win User

    Partitioning My 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. Partitioning My hard drive :)
    badrobot, Oct 2, 2019

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