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stu161204
05-01-2013, 01:39 PM
I currently have an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Its got a 750 GB hard drive in it, which is partition twice one is a 345 GB partition which has the OS and the other partition is 336 GB which had all my data on it.

As I understand if I want to resize my OS partition & / or create a new partition (a 3rd partition), that will mean I will have to reinstall Windows 7??

Does anyone know how to reinstall the Acer Windows 7 Home Premium back on the new partition??

Or create a copy of my current OS, which I can put back once I have re partition the drive in to 3 partitions?

As want I want to do is install windows 8 on the new partition.

I hope this is clear as mud :p :D

gary67
05-01-2013, 08:53 PM
Nope you can shrink the partition which contains C but not with the Win7 software use a bootable disc and something like Gparted. No reinstall needed