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New To Windows 8 - How to patition Hard Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    window 8.1

    New To Windows 8 - How to patition Hard Drive


    Hello everyone

    Im new to Windows 8, and first time with a laptop so bear with me with a rookie question

    i have 1tb hard drive (minus a few gb) in c drive.
    d drive is being used as recovery

    this is how it was setup.
    what i would like to do with the help of you is to partition the amount of space i have from c drive into another drive.

    please can you tell me how to do this.


    also please can you tell me if i do manage to partition some hard drive space over to another driver letter, if i do a fresh install of windows, will this new drive be formatted too?
    (just asking this because when i owned a desktop computer, i had two drives. A c-drive and a d-drive. when i re-installed windows 7 on the desktop, all my files were still available on the d-drive, hence me asking the above last question)

    thankyou..will wait for ny replies

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    1) Making partitions.
    Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    information   Information

    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    How to Make Recovery DVD
    Creating System Recovery Discs in Windows 8 for HP Computers - YouTube
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
    https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=
    How Do I Order or Download System Recovery Software? - YouTube

    2) If you clean install, you will delete all partition.
    If you over install C:, than all DATA on will in folder called Windows.old.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    window 8.1


    thankyou for the quick reply

    yes i recieved the recovery data with the laptop

    so is it safe to continue with the links you have posted?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    so is it safe to continue with the links you have posted?
    YES.

    I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    window 8.1


    ok thankyou.. wll let you know how i get on
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