Partition of System drive on Vista

By haroonshah1980 ยท 4 replies
Feb 6, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I have only one drive C:\ in vista and i want to do partition of it so i can put my data in different drives. How i can do partition of C:\ into different drives.

    Please help...

    I will be really thankful to you guys in this regards,
  2. Sharam

    Sharam TS Rookie Posts: 509

    Don't have a Vista machine around, but you should be able to do it in "Disk Management"

    What version of Vista?

    Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, then right click on the drive and select "Shrink Volume"

    You might have to select "Classic View" or something like that to see all the Icons in the Control Panel.
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Yes as Sharam says.

    Just don't cut yourself too short of space for Windows. And you may want to calculate how much you will be moving and allow if a huge amount.

  4. haroonshah1980

    haroonshah1980 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Shrink on my c:\ right?

    first of all thanks...Just a last question can i do the shrink process on my system drive C:\ where the windows is installed as well right? because that what i have in my PC
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Yes you can shrink the Vista Boot drive!

    The logic here is to shrink drive c: (or whatever drive) to a size that is big enough for Vista and some size increase in the future. Basically for you I would get the space used on C: now and double it. That is the size left for C: after shrinking.

    Once the drive is shrunk you will have a chunk of unallocated space to create a drives or drives from. If you have a large drive I would consider creating 2 or more drives from the free space. One could be for music videos and data, another could be for backups etc.

    I always reassign the drive letter of the CD an DVD drives out to h: etc to allow the new drives to map sequentially c: d: e: without the CD/DVD being in the middle.

    Here are 3 links with screens. Either link will work but I gave 3 for perspective and insight.

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