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How to Partition C drive into Multiple drives in Laptop

If we buy a laptop we have a single partition that is C drive where the os resides. This will be frustrating for the PC users who use different drives like D, E and so on for many other purposes. Moreover their data is safe. If we want to format the OS, just we can format the C drive and reinstall the OS. But in the case of laptop, its risky to do so and many theme may change the partition and finally it results in OS crash. I too, personally faced this problem. At that moment, I explored the system and found an appropriate solution which may already there or not. Fine, let us see how to partition the C drive accordingly.

Requirements for Windows Disk Partition:

  • You need to be the System Administrator.
  • Make sure that all the other programs are closed.

Right click my computer and click manage and there appears plenty of options. Click disk management under storage and it shows various information about your partitions.

Windows Disk Management

In my case, I already allocated my “C” drive and i will show a demo with another drive(H drive in this case)  allocated with 192.32 GB. Now right click that “H” drive in disk management and click shrink the volume. A pop up appears like this.

shrink volume

In the “enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” box type the amount to be shrinked so that correspondingly the remaining data appears in the “total size after shrink in MB” box. Click next.

Now, click next and finish. Now the drive is shrinked to 60GB. Now the remaining space will become the unallocated space where you can create your own partition.

Create New Partition after shrinking

Now right click the unallocated space and click simple volume and a dialog box appears. In this dialog box do nothing choose a letter for that drive. Make sure that the letter doesn’t coincide with any of your drives allocated for os, cd/dvd. Most probably windows will display the remaining letters only.

I hope you enjoyed this little stuff and it will be pretty useful for you. To know more about disk partitioning refer here.

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