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  • Ive installed windows 7 however im unable to partitions my TB drive to more than one drive. Ive tried shrinking the c drive down to 400gb becuse there was not an option to partition at the the time of installation and now i have approximately 500gb that i cant do anytging with. Would i have to reinstall win 7 to correct this issue?
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:03 PM

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  • Sir , you can create a partition By :

     

     

    1. Go to Start -> Right Click My Computer -> Managepartiton 1 400x2181 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    2. You will then be brought to the Computer Management Programpartiton 2 400x2381 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    3. Click on the Storage bar and under it click on Disk Managementpartition 31 400x2151 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    4. Then select the Drive you want to partition, In this example I will select the Drive D: “Vista”partition 41 400x2221 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    5. Now right click on the drive and select Shrink Volume How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    6. You will then be presented with a Window showing you the Size of the Hard drive and the total amount available to Shrink. Since my hard drive is quite full I have a smaller amount available to Shrink.Enter in the amount you would like to shrink ( This will be the size of the new partition ) It can’t be more than the amount available to you and remember that Approx 1000 Mb = 1 GBpartition 61 400x2371 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    7. After you have entered your values, click shrink and let it do it’s thing. Depending on the size of the drive and amount to shrink this could take a while. Just be patient and once it’s done you will see an unallocated space which is the size you just shrunk the volume by. Select it and right click and then select New Simple Volumepartition 7 600x811 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7
    8. Follow the Wizard that appears and fill in the Size of the Partition, Generally the size you just shrunk the drive by.
    9. Assign drive letter, Pick one of your choice it doesn’t make a difference
    10. Then on the Format page, Ensure NTFS is selected and then Enter a name for your Drive – ie. “Music” and click next followed by finishparition 8 400x3071 How To Create A Partition In Windows 7

     

    There you have it, A new partition on your hard drive to do what you like with it.

     

    Regards,

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Obujuwami Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9:14 PM
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:07 PM
  • I did all of the above up to shrinking volume and i was patient and  it got done however i did not see an unallocated space which is the size you just shrunk the volume by.
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:21 PM
  • In the unlikely event that the previous instructions don't work, I suggest downloading and using parted magic.  Its a bit advanced, but if you have ever used partition magic, its pretty much the same thing.  Best hint I can give you when using it is thing about the process of partitioning.  The fewer steps the better.

     

    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9:19 PM