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Slideshow: Create a new partition with Windows 7 tool

Disk Management tool

In a previous blog post, I described how to use the Microsoft Windows 7 Disk Management tool to shrink an existing hard drive volume: Quick Tip: Shrink a hard drive volume in Windows 7. Once you have shrunk a volume you can then establish a new partition on the newly empty space and create a new logical hard drive for your Windows operating system. Here are the steps to make that happen.

Disk Management
As in the previous post, the first step is to start the Windows 7 Disk Management tool with elevated administrative rights. Click the Start Menu Button and type diskmgmt.msc into the search box and then right-click the diskmgmt.msc entry to get to the Run as administrator item in the context menu as shown.

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