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
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  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
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  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
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  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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