Disk Management toolIn 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.
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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