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    Partition advice needed

    I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, and my system HDD is partitioned as:

    Local Disk (C (49GB used, 173GB remaining.)
    RECOVERY (D (3.88GB)

    For image backup purposes, I want to enlarge C: by a few GB (to accomodate any future additional programmes),
    and establish it as a separate partition, as there's no point in backing up 173GB of unused space.
    I downloaded EaseUS Partition Master, so have a required program to do the job.

    But I'm unsure of the sequence of events and how to go about it. Could someone advise me please.

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    We'd have to see a snapshot of disk management to be sure but it looks like you just have two partitions, C and D, and you want to make that into three, and it is the C partition that you want to make into two partitions?
    If so, make a new image of your system first in case anything goes haywire, then the operation in EaseUS is select the C partition and use the Resize/move partition operation and simply drag the right side of the partition down to the size you want the new C partition to be. Ok and apply the operation (a reboot to a safe runtime environment may be required).
    When that is finished simply make a new partition from the space that you made available after shrinking the C partition.

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    To clarify, it seems that 'RECOVERY' is on a parition, and the remaining space is filled with C: - which is not on a partition of it's own.

    Disk Management.jpg

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    For image backup purposes, I want to enlarge C: by a few GB (to accomodate any future additional programmes),
    and establish it as a separate partition, as there's no point in backing up 173GB of unused space.
    Imaging programs do not backup unused space, so there's no need to repartition for that reason.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatman View Post
    To clarify, it seems that 'RECOVERY' is on a parition, and the remaining space is filled with C: - which is not on a partition of it's own.

    Disk Management.jpg
    C and D are two partitions on the same disk. If you still wish to adjust the size of C, the procedure described above still applies.

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    Thanks for the advice, especially the info that "Imaging programs do not backup unused space."

    F.U.N. downtown:
    a reboot to a safe runtime environment may be required
    Could you explain this, it's a new one on me.

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    I'll explain with an analogy...One does not try to change a flat tyre while running 75 mph on a road. One pulls off to a safe area, jacks up the offending quarter and changes the tyre.

    Same applies to changes to the operating system partition; EaseUS partition master needs a safe place to make the changes specified.

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