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Making a partition on my HDD

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So my question is am I able to make a partition an a hard drive that already has an OS on it? What I'm trying to do is save all my games so that when i reinstall my OS I will still have them. Reason why I'm reinstalling is because I will be switching my CPU to a 2500k and my motherboard to an MSI P67A-GD65 and I read that switching these major components will cause windows to run into errors even after installing different drivers. SO basically how will I go at doing this?
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So my question is am I able to make a partition an a hard drive that already has an OS on it? What I'm trying to do is save all my games so that when i reinstall my OS I will still have them. Reason why I'm reinstalling is because I will be switching my CPU to a 2500k and my motherboard to an MSI P67A-GD65 and I read that switching these major components will cause windows to run into errors even after installing different drivers. SO basically how will I go at doing this?

Yes you can partition your drive.
  1. Shrink the OS partition. (link)
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space. (link)

What games are you trying to save? If they are steam they will work fine after teh reinstall. If they are not you may have to reinstall them. They are most likely to be tied to the registry along with all your other apps.

Once you install windows on the new partition follow my install guide from "Now It's Time For The System Set Up!" section onward.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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