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How to do partition in Windows?

By shaashi ·
I have 64 bit-Windows 7 with no partition and i could not find any way out for it. So far i have tried many partition software including Partition Wizard but they do nothing more than parting rest of the drive to unallocated space. What should I do? Please suggest...!

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A misconception plus the obvious.

by seanferd In reply to How to do partition in Wi ...

"I have 64 bit-Windows 7 with no partition"

No. No you don't. The disk must have at least one primary partition on it if Windows is installed.

"So far i have tried many partition software including Partition Wizard but they do nothing more than parting rest of the drive to unallocated space."

Well, what do you want it these to do? You take unused space, and create a new partition from it. Then you can use this other partition for whatever you like.

"What should I do? "

What are you trying to do? What would you like to have a new partition do?

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by oldbaritone In reply to How to do partition in Wi ...

"they do nothing more than parting rest of the drive to unallocated space."

That's what a partition manager does. It changes the amount of disk space allocated, and either frees space for another use or combines it into an existing partition to enlarge it. Then you tell it to do something with the unallocated space - create or remove another partition.

seanferd's and takethat's question are obvious: What are you trying to do? Why do you think you need to change the partitions on the drive? Are you attempting to install another OS for dual-boot, or segment data into a separate partition, or what? Something must have made you decide you needed a partition manager, but if you don't tell us what you're trying to accomplish we can't give you a good answer. If you share what you're trying to do, we might be able to offer useful suggestions.

Edit: and also be careful, and make backups! Tampering with the partition layout may make the system unbootable, and you may lose your data completely. If you don't know what you're doing, pay a professional for help, unless you don't care about losing everything from the system. Have you made the reinstall DVD's for the system yet? If not and you wipe out the reinstall partition, you'll be spending the money for replacement disks or another copy of Windows.

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