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Alright so I want to partition my hard drive in vista. So to do so I go to Computer, right click it, then go to disc management. Then after that I see one drive of course which is the C drive. Now I right click on the C drive and click on shrink volume. So if My total C drive hard drive space is 596.17GB and I want to make 2 partitions of 200GB and 150GB how exactly would I do this? When it brings up that screen do I just enter in whatever 200GB is in MB that creates the partition then do the same process over again for the other partition?
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I do believe you've got it!

Ill double check just in case.
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ok, btw how big should i leave the c drive be? incase i change some numbers up
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http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm

This talks about Dual booting, but it talks about partitioning if you need moar help.


And, as big as possible, just make 2 partitions, one with 200GB and one with 150GB. keep the leftovers.
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post #5 of 29
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what do you mean by leftovers? if i make 2 partitions and my c drive is 596gb so wouldnt the c drive then be 246gb, then 200gb and 150gb partitions?
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post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
what do you mean by leftovers? if i make 2 partitions and my c drive is 596gb so wouldnt the c drive then be 246gb, then 200gb and 150gb partitions?
By leftovers i mean the 246GB C partition

And yes, you are correct.

EDIT: make sure you check the link i gave, it talks about how to do it in detail if you're still not sure.
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can it be reversed? like if i want to go from 2 partitions made to just 1?
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
can it be reversed? like if i want to go from 2 partitions made to just 1?
I do believe you can erase them, However i have never deleted a partition, you might want someone else to double check this

Good Luck
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post #9 of 29
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oh but you can change the size of partition later on right?
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
oh but you can change the size of partition later on right?
I'm not sure on that

Again, i would have someone else come over here and double check with that.

My 14GB linux partition only gives me the option of "Delete" so im not sure.
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