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Monday, March 21, 2011

REPARTITION YOUR HARD DRIVE WITHOUT FORMATING IT

If you are logged in as an administrator, you can repartition your hard disk by using the Shrink feature in Disk Management. You can shrink an existing partition or volume to create unallocated disk space, from which you can create a new partition or volume. (Note that the terms partition and volume are often used interchangeably.)
  1. Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
  3. Right-click the volume you want to shrink, and then click Shrink Volume.
  4. Follow the instructions.

3 comments:

Phanse said...

Here... I'd like to add one more thing....
Before doing this procedure, just make sure that you've used the Disc Defragmenter to remove the fragmented area and compact the files, so that, when u repartition it, you get to shrink the maximum space for your new partition.

tahahaiyat said...

dude its not happening with me in XP....plz send the "REPARTITION YOUR HARD DRIVE WITHOUT FORMATING IT" of XP to this mail ID...."tahahaiyat@yahoo.com"..Thanx in advance.....

Phanse said...

@tahahaiyat

Dude.... this can be done only in case Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Windows XP doesn't have this feature.
Please check this post:
http://windowstipstrickshelp.blogspot.com/2011/04/repartition-your-hard-drive-without.html

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