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Make a new drive without using windows c space?

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    Make a new drive without using windows c space?


    I was wondering how I can create a new hard drive without using space on the windows c: drive if anyone has anything that would be great, thanks.

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    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Hi there

    Not clear what you mean here

    Do you want to "Clone" the drive, move "C" to a new drive, resize "C" partition or what.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Clone c drive without slowing down your computer.
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    I'm still not understanding what you want to achieve. You can use a disk imaging software to make a backup and then restore it to another hard drive. This shouldn't impact the computer and speed will be whatever the new hard drive can provide.

    What exactly are you trying to do, because I don't think moving from 1 hard drive to another hard drive is what you are looking to do.
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    New partition maybe? If so you need free space to do that, if none exists you will have to shrink you C partition to make space. Another option is to add another hard drive to your system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSFF View Post
    I was wondering how I can create a new hard drive without using space on the windows c: drive if anyone has anything that would be great, thanks.
    You don't "Create" a Hard Drive, it's a physical object, you get one from store or other place, connect it to/in the computer with appropriate cables and than use it at will.
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    Um anyone know how to create a partition...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSFF View Post
    Um anyone know how to create a partition...
    Um, post a picture of your drive management as it is now.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    If you don't have any free space you'll have to do this first. Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Help Forums Then create a new partition in the unallocated space. Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Assuming you have a drive that is currently partitioned as one single partition referred to as C:, then no, there is no way to create a second drive without shrinking C: UNLESS there is some unallocated space on the drive that is currently not being used. If there is no unallocated space on the drive then the only way to add D: without shrinking C: would be to add a new physical drive.

    Hope that answered your question.
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