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Partitioning Non system drive in windows

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I have windows 8 with 2 drives SSD where the OS and some Applications are installed and another 2nd Drive where I put my Data.

the 2nd drive is about 750GB with 500 GB free space. I need to create a new partition on the free space.

I am not sure if this can be possible.

Thanks.
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You can shrink the current partition using diskmanagement, and after that create a new partition in the now unpartitioned space. Should be no problem at all.
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When I right clicked on the Disk , and selected Shrink ,a window popped up as shown in the screenshot.
I wanted to create a partition of 250 GB. What should I type on the window.?

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Actually I was worried about "Enter the amount of Space to Shrink" , whether  it means "create new partition"

I know that 250GB=250000MB
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it worked ..Thanks

I wonder if it was C:drive where the OS is installed.
I might had to resort to third party tool to create a partition on C ?
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No, you can also shrink the system partition using diskmanagement, and create new partitions that way. Diskmanagement is just limited in the amount it can shrink, which 3rd party tools aren't (except of course you can always only shrink by how much space isn't used), and 3rd party tools also allow you to move or slide partitions, which diskmanagement can't do.
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Excellent !!!
Thanks
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