Creating a new Partition on my D:\ Drive?

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#1
Hi

I'm thinking of installing Windows 8 on my second hard drive.

I'm downloading it right now.

I would like to create a new partition for it so that it isn't on the same volume with my data files.

I've done this often using 3rd party software but never using Windows 7 disk manager.

I have my D:\ drive backed up and will update it before I try anything but is this reasonably straight forward or are there pitfalls I should look out for?

I could always format the disk create the partition and then after installing Windows 8 restore all my data to D:\ again, but I'd like to keep it as simple as possible.

There's over 500 gigs of stuff on my 1TB drive.

Any advice appreciated.

Mike
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Mike, I've used the built in disk management interface on several occasions without issue, even to shrink by OS partition a couple times. I think once I actually had to run a startup repair from the DVD, not sure what happened that time. But it's pretty straight forward.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Hi

Thanks for the info!

I have my Windows 8 DP disk all made and checked.
So in the next day or so, I'll back up everything and install it.

This should be interesting.
I'm a new stuff junkie.

Mike
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Check over at the Windows 8 Forums site we're starting to get some interesting information regarding the Dev Build over there and some questions are being answered already.
 


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