Creating a new Partition on my D:\ Drive?

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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    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
     
  2. Trouble

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    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.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    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
     
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    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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