I need to install two operating systems

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temilla - Jun 15, 2010 at 08:31 AM
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- Jun 15, 2010 at 01:03 PM
Hello,

I have a laptop installed windows vista operating system and my C:\ drive is unpartitioned. unfortunately, I want to install another operating system(windows 7) on my laptop without formating vista OP. However, I don't have a partition to install it. is it posible to partion my HD(C:\) without formatting my HD?



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Jun 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM
Vista include a built-in functionality in Disk Management to shrink and expand partitions.

just follow these steps

1)Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Double Click on Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management.

2)Now right click the partition you want to shrink --->select the shrink option.

3)Now a window appears ---> enter the amount you want to shrink the partition
( note :default maximum is entered)

4)then click on Shrink ---> now a new partition is created
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Jun 15, 2010 at 01:03 PM
Hi there,

Yes you can partition without formatting,open run type :diskmgmt.msc,press ok,now right click on drive C: selecting shrink,enter desired amount or maximum size will be automatically be chosen by os,when done a raw partition will be created ,right click on it and format,new partition is ready.

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