View Full Version : Data Partitions In Windows 8 and things

11-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Hi, I have a couple of questions that I hope can get answered.
My New Dell XPS8500 System has 2 drives. a 256Gb SSD Drive which is the "C" drive containing the Windows 8 op/sys and all other programs. The second drive is a 3TB (yes it really is) configured as a single partition "D" (Data) Drive.

What I want to achieve is to set the system up for three different users by configuring three seperate log ons with them all using the same op/sys and programs loaded on the "C" SSD Drive.

I then want to partition the 3TB Hard Drive into 3 x 1TB DATA Partitions, one for each user, ie "D", "E" & "F".

Finally I want to change all the Data file paths for all data in My Libraries, My docs, Pictures, Videos etc for each user to thier own private Data Partition.

I believe that to be achieveable but havent got a clue how to set it all up in Windows 8 so any help or advice would be most gratefully recieved

11-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Hi grander01,

There are so many partition software that cost free such as partition manager, partition wizard which will help you partition your hard drive, they have the guides on the interface, it's easy to use and fast. Hope this can help you.

11-23-2012, 01:03 AM
Hi Zamira

I already have partition software that I use on Windows 7 so creating the partitions is not a problem as such, I will look for similar Partition Software that will work with Windows 8, so far I have not managed to find any.

However within Windows 7 there is already partition software cpntained within Disk Management I just wondered if the same is true for Windows 8.