How to divide C drive without deleting the partition
Buying a new laptop is always a menace as equal as the joy in having it. The manufacturer always installs the operating system considering the entire hard disk storage as a single partition. If you have a 500 GB hard disk, they will part it into c drive and get the Operating System installed. It is a trick used by laptop manufacturers to have the users upgrade to the latest version of that operating system.
Most of the laptops nowadays comes with Windows seven home premium or windows 8 basic versions. If you want your laptop to be portioned and you are approaching their service center, this will be their reply “Please upgrade your Operating system sir, current version does not support partitioning the hard disk”. Or you have to delete the entire content to have more partitions, which really is a time consuming task.
So I don’t want to delete my data neither have professional support… what I shall do with this single drive? Here’s a solution which can completed without any professionals and takes only a few minutes to make multiple partitions.
# don’t blame me for the time taken to copy your files as the time mentioned above is just for the partitioning task only.
All you need is software named partition wizard. Download the software install it and run.
[HirenBoot CD is a great tool to have with, we have partition wizard in it under partition menu.
To run the software from Hiren Boot CD Double click HBCDMenu -> yes-> Programs->Ppartition/Boot/MBR -> Partition wizard Home Edition]
[To install the software double click and proceed with next]
As a general rule we cannot rename, delete or partition a drive which is in use; a file or program from that partition is open.
We have our operating system installed in C and we cannot part it when the Operating system is running.
In windows 7 we have an additional partition of 100 MB; laptop manufacturers will also have some specific partitions to support recovery options. So do not delete those partitions and removing such results in system halt.
Open the software again, select unallocated space, specify partitions manually and Select apply. As we are creating partitions from RAW space restart is not required.
Keep in mind to always backup your sensitive data before changing the partition table.
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