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So I am installing windows 7 on a new system.

Do I install windows 7 first then

Computer>Manage>DIsk Management>C>Shrink Volume

My question also is: When a partition say 100 GB's how can I keep windows 7 on the 100gb area because windows 7 is already on there and I dont think it would transfer to the 100 gb's of space.

What would you say to do If i wanted windows 7 on a separate 100gb partition or ideas?
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Well, I don't think you can partition a hard drive unless you're in Windows, so yes you're going to have to install Windows first.

Assuming you can already get on the computer you're speaking of, just shrink the volume of C:\\ or whatever drive letter, choose 100GBs for the size. I don't believe it's in GBs though, pretty sure it's in MBs. So 10000 MBs would be the correct size.

And then install Windows on that partition.
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