Resizing the Windows Partition and Creating New Partition for Data

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by bnhoang86, Dec 6, 2007.

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    bnhoang86 Guest

    I was a bit hasty in installing my new version of vista and forgot to
    create 2 partitions on the hard drive like i usually do. I want one
    partition for Windows and one partition for data. I have a version of
    Paragon Partition Manager but im not able to do these tasks because it
    says that the c: is still in use. What's the easiest way to get around
    this without having to reinstall Vista? :sarc:
    bnhoang86, Dec 6, 2007
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    bnhoang86 Guest

    bnhoang86, Dec 6, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, bnhoang86.

    Congratulations, and thanks for the report back!

    That Shrink Partition function is new in Vista's version of Disk Management.
    Many users still haven't even found Disk Management, which has been in every
    Windows since Windows 2000, nearly 8 years ago! I've had almost no need for
    third-party partition managers since then, even though I've done a lot of
    partition-shuffling, especially during the Vista beta-testing period.

    I find Disk Management so useful so often that I've created a shortcut in my
    Quick Launch toolbar to diskmgmt.msc. That starts DM directly without all
    the "screen real estate overhead" imposed by Computer Management.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Dec 13, 2007
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