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Bigger isn't always better. Today's hard disk comes from the factory formatted with a single partition. If you divide hard disk into several partitions for different usage, you can make file management much easier and Windows system run faster than before.
"I have Windows xp professional installed on my computer but I don't know how to divide hard disk into different drives I tried to do the same as per the help menu provided but it didn't work out."
"How to divide hard disk of laptop into two partitions? I have Toshiba Satellite M-115."
"I have Vista home on my laptop but I have problem with SQL Server 2005 on Vista, I want to divide hard disk into two parts and on other to install Windows xp."
There have been a number of questions on how to divide hard disk. Windows partitioning software works well with new or blank hard disks but are impractical for drives that already hold your applications and other data. If you can transfer the files off the drive and back onto it after the repartitioning, these utilities may be worth using. But this process is complex and slow, it is a time-consuming job.
Free partition manager - EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition lets you easily divide hard disk into several partitions with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature even if you have installed operating system and stored important data on the hard disk. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can resize partitions without data loss.
EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition is a free partition manager, it works well on Windows. The following is the step-by-step instructions to divide hard disk into several partitions without data loss.
Tips: In order to protect your data,we strongly recommend you backup data with free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free before resizing partitions.
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.
2. Right click the system partition (C: drive) and choose "Resize/Move partition".
3. Position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle on the disk map. When the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag the handle leftwards to decrease the system partition size you want. You can also specify the system partition size in drop-down list box of "Partition Size".
4. After clicking "OK", there will be unallocated space behind the system partition.
5. Right click the unallocated space and choose "Create partition" to create new partitions.
6. Click "OK" and click "Apply" to apply the changes. After EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition executes these changes, you can see the hard disk has been divided into several partitions in Disk Management.