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oh but you can change the size of partition later on right?
Yes if the partitions are empty, you can resize them how you like, if you have the GB's. I think you can add space to a partition even if it has data. As long as the partition your adding is empty
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how big do you think i should leave the c drive?
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I'm making an empty volume, just to test this out, give me 5 mins top

EDIT: with a volume that has been formated into a NFTS Format i get the following options:

Open
Explore
Mark Partition As Active
Change Letter Drives And Paths
Format
Shrink Volume
Delete Volume
Properties
Help.

Hope that helps some.

EDIT 2: Just leave C with whatever left over, if you think 250GB is too small for C, then make smaller partitions.
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made one it says unallocated now. what do i do?
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made one it says unallocated now. what do i do?
Now, what do you want to do with this drive? if you want it to be a "Windows accessible drive" you need to format it.
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yea how do you format it
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by Vitaminx View Post
yea how do you format it
Right click and format i do believe, it should put you through a format wizard.

it'll ask you what drive letter you want it to be ect.

EDIT: it was the "New simple volume" button, mah bad
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yea i don't get format when i right click it its annoying me because the guy on youtube said right click and format. damn
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I get new simple volume, properties, and help
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
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yea i don't get format when i right click it its annoying me because the guy on youtube said right click and format. damn
Yeah, i ment "New Simple Volume" XD mah bad.

Anyways, it'll ask you how much you want to format, it should already have the ammount in there for you, so click next.

Then it'll ask you what drive letter you want, whatever drive letter you want is fine.

Then it'll ask you if you want to format it, Make sure you do, make sure its NTFS, or whatever format you are using. Then name you're drive whatever you want it to be.

THEN it'll ask you if the information is correct, make sure it is, click finish and it'll start the format.
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