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    Default How many partitions in windows8?

    Hello there,

    I just bought a new Lenovo laptop which came with a preinstalled windows 8
    The thing is it has only 1 partition C. I have always had two, C and D, one the for OS and the other for my other stuff. Do i need keep all my softwares, music, and films by default in C? If i want to add a new partition, what should i do to achive this?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: How many partitions in windows8?

    Hi windows8,

    I just bought a new Lenovo laptop which came with a preinstalled windows 8
    The thing is it has only 1 partition C. I have always had two, C and D, one the for OS and the other for my other stuff. Do i need keep all my softwares, music, and films by default in C? If i want to add a new partition, what should i do to achive this?

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    Default Re: How many partitions in windows8?

    Hello windows8,

    Create a new partition by the following steps:

    1.Go to Start -> Right Click My Computer -> Manage;
    2.You will then be brought to the Computer Management Program;
    3.Click on the Storage bar and under it click on Disk Management;
    4.Then select the Drive you want to partition, In this example I will select the Drive D: “Vista”;
    5.Now right click on the drive and select Shrink Volume;
    6.You will then be presented with a Window showing you the Size of the Hard drive and the total amount available to Shrink. Since my hard drive is quite full I have a smaller amount available to Shrink.Enter in the amount you would like to shrink ( This will be the size of the new partition ) It can’t be more than the amount available to you and remember that Approx 1000 Mb = 1 GB;
    7.After you have entered your values, click shrink and let it do it’s thing. Depending on the size of the drive and amount to shrink this could take a while. Just be patient and once it’s done you will see an unallocated space which is the size you just shrunk the volume by. Select it and right click and then select New Simple Volume;
    8.Follow the Wizard that appears and fill in the Size of the Partition, Generally the size you just shrunk the drive by;
    9.Assign a drive letter, Pick one of your choice it doesn’t make a difference;
    10.Then on the Format page, Ensure NTFS is selected and then Enter a name for your Drive – ie. “Music” and click next followed by finish.

    There you have it, A new partition on your hard drive to do what you like with it.

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    Default Re: How many partitions in windows8?

    Hi windows8,

    Usually there can be four primary partitions. One of them can be an extended partition, which can contain any number of logical partitions. You do not need to keep all your softwares, music, and films by default in C.

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