Create Logical Partition in C:?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Sapan, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Sapan

    Sapan Guest

    Hiya,

    When I received Dell Laptop, there are already four partitions in the laptop
    Harddisk.. 1. EISA Configuration (about 100 MB), 2. Primary Partition – I
    don’t know for what (2 GB), 3. Priimary Partition – C: ‘Vista OS’ (About 100
    GB), 4. Primary Partition – D: ‘Recovery’... (10 GB)..

    Now, I want to create one more logical partition – just for backup... I
    don’t know much about Vista & EISA – so please suggest how can I divide ‘C:’
    into the two partitions – use the Primary one to install Vista (about 50GB) &
    remaining space for logical partition..? Is it possible..??

    Please suggest..

    Many thanks in advance,
    Sapan
     
    Sapan, Apr 21, 2007
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    Don Guest

    Yes, but Vista apparently won't shrink its own partition, so you need to
    use a third-party program like Acronis Disk Director or BootItNG. I use
    Disk Director so I know it will do what you want. You can use it 30
    days for free, according to their website.
     
    Don, Apr 21, 2007
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  3. Back up to another partition? It makes no sense. You back up to an external
    device, or at least to another hard drive. Should your main drive go south,
    it makes no difference which partition it is on, they all go south at the
    same time.
     
    Charles W Davis, Apr 22, 2007
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    ...winston Guest

    Backups or images should be external and should always be the preferred or
    recommended when dealing in an absolute sense. If you're like me you
    probably have/had backups/images now or at one time or another on slave
    drives, external usb drives and/or cd/dvd media.

    Its also fine to deal in the practical sense with a backup to spare
    partition then copy to external(usb drive, cd, dvd). The practical approach
    has the disadvantage of not being available if the drive dies, yet until
    that happens the reality of not having to deal with external
    media(especially in the op's laptop or travel situation) certainly can
    warrant the approach.

    ..winston
     
    ...winston, Apr 22, 2007
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  5. Sapan

    Sapan Guest

    Thanks a lot Don...

    It worked perfectly..:)

     
    Sapan, Apr 22, 2007
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  6. Sapan

    Sapan Guest

    Charles & Wilson,

    I agree that its always safe to keep back up on external drives - which I do
    as well..

    But, I also keep one extra partition on 'laptop' - which helped in past as
    welll to take urgent back up when my my system-files got corrupted..
     
    Sapan, Apr 22, 2007
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  7. Sapan

    ...winston Guest

    Mr.Wilson and Dennis are both glad you agree <g>
    ..winston

    : Charles & Wilson,
    :
    : I agree that its always safe to keep back up on external drives - which I do as well..
    :
    : But, I also keep one extra partition on 'laptop' - which helped in past as welll to take urgent back up when my my system-files got corrupted..
    :
    :
    : "...winston" wrote:
    :
    : > Backups or images should be external and should always be the preferred or
    : > recommended when dealing in an absolute sense.
     
    ...winston, Apr 24, 2007
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