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Greg
06-06-2013, 01:09 AM
I'm cleaning up a friend's Win7 machine, and want to partition the hard drive. Its about 500GB total, with hardly any of it used. I'd like the new partition to be about 250 gigs. I see that I can create a new Virtual Hard Disk in Windows - is this the same as creating a new partition (presumably named D), and is there much risk of damaging the Operating System doing this? I've used Partition Magic in the past but don't have it here and now.

Speedy Gonzales
06-06-2013, 10:54 AM
Cant you resize it in disk management in Win7?? (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309169.aspx)

pcuser42
06-06-2013, 11:02 AM
I see that I can create a new Virtual Hard Disk in Windows - is this the same as creating a new partition (presumably named D)

No, a virtual hard drive is a file stored on disk that emulates another disk when mounted. :)

As Speedy said, you'll need to shrink the existing partition first using Disk Management, if you can.

Greg
06-06-2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks guys. I was looking at the following section (Create a New Partition... (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg309170.aspx)) last night, without reading the shrink process first. Must've been tired. All sorted, thanks again.