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Add partitions to new win8.1 laptop

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    Add partitions to new win8.1 laptop

    Purchased a new laptop . It has one large C 1T drive . I would like to create 4 primary partitions , one for programs, one for data , another for media , and the rest unallocated.

    How to use built in disk manager ? Can I create several partitions at one go?

    Is it easier to use a 3rd party partition software?


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Why one partition unallocated?

    Best to have programs on C:.

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    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
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    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    How to Manage Partitions with the Disk Management Tool, in Windows

    If the drive is empty then it should be easy, if not you'll have to shrink an existing partition.

    The built-in tools are very easy no need for 3rd party.
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    Thanks for replies above:

    The drive has only the OS and a few installed s/w from HP.
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