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partition software

Dear experts,

I have bought a new laptop ACer 5552 wit windows 7

The entire harddisk is given to C drive. and CD drive is named as D drive

I want to partition the harddisk space into C and D drive (70 GB and balane to D drive).

Kindly let me know how i could partition it. Is there a software available free or do i need ot purchase it.

thank you

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mmarketingCommented:
Most known and common one is partition magic. Good free alternative is partition wizard
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ExcellearnerAuthor Commented:
mmarketing:

Are both good for windows 2007.

Thank you
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szichenCommented:
Hi excellearner

I agree with mmarketing, use minitool partition wizard. Download from here: http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

it should be easy and straight forward to use.
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ExcellearnerAuthor Commented:
Schizen,

I have applied the partition mode and reduced the size.

I have the following trouble:

1. to rename cd drive from D to E drive (rename)
2. to name the balance hdd to D drive.

what is the proess.

AFter i reszed i applied the changed the computer is now restartign.

Thankyou
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NARANTHIRANCommented:
Right Click the Mycomputer--->Click Manage
In the opened window click Disk Management
Right Click the CD Drive and click change the and letter and paths
Click Change and select the letter "E" from the list and click ok.

Now your Cd drive will be changed to E Drive.
and the repeat the same steps to change to name the balance HDD to D drive.
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nobusCommented:
i find the free paragon tools excellent : http://www.paragon-software.com/free/
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ExcellearnerAuthor Commented:
Hi Naranthiran,

Thank you for the guidance.

I have successfully completed this task.

Now is there a way i can lock the current settings so that even if i by acident, someone done change these alllocation setting.

Will the change in  allocation settings corrupt my hdd.

Thank you,

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NARANTHIRANCommented:
Once you assign a letter to a drive u can’t give the same to another drive.
in case if any change and if u have installed any application in that drive
that may get corrupted(Only application not your HDD)
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szichenCommented:
Hi Excelelarner

If the compuer is locked down to administrators only and other users have normal permissions, they won't be able to make damaging changes.

However, reassigning drive letters should not corrupt your data or the hard drive.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
What do you meant by lock the changes? Without partitioning software installed nobody could revert the changes manually so to leave you again with single C: partition.
But, when you boot your Laptop do you see there an option to press some F key to start recovery wizard? If yes, then this is what you should be afraid of. I mean that someone can start this autorecovery and revert changes to default state with which your laptop came.
I recommend you purchasing external USB drive then downloading this free backup tool by Paragon: http://www.paragon-software.com/free/db.html
Use it to take backups of your internal HDD to external disk. So in case something goes bad you can revert to current state quickly.
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nobusCommented:
as  suggested.. they're ok
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