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OK here we go :

To open an elevated command prompt :
Go Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click command prompt and select :
Run as Administrator

You will need to do that to run the disc management plugin

First we need to shrink the main volume
Step by step details are here
Shrink C drive to 400 GB

Having done that we will now create your data partition
Step by step details are here

Once done Copy all your personal data..Music, pictures etc to the new volume

Let me know how that goes

Here is a screenshot of my 1TB drive

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ok, it asks me the amount of space to shrink in MB. do I put in 400?
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Aye I forgot that it worked in MB use 400000MB that will give you 390.625GB
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ok got past that part. now, do I assign a following letter to the drive? or mount from empty NTFS folder? or don't assign path or letter?
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Assign the new partition a drive letter of D (or any other unused letter)
And give it a name if you wish
Then format it as NTFS

Once that has been done you can then start copying over your files to the new drive, and you get the option to give the folders names that you will understand
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sweet! ok done. in the process of transferring my important stuff onto new drive.
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OK once that is done and you are happy that all your bits and bobs are accessible we will look at using the dell discs to reinstal windows

Also could you screenshot the dis managment console so that I can see the partitions :)
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ss.jpg sure! hope this is correct lol.

Edited by Bun B, 13 October 2012 - 11:07 AM.

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Looks pretty .. see you went for X :)
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hooray!
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ok any guide how to install windows 7, with my saved content?
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How many discs did you receive from Dell, one should be the operating system disc
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Reinstallation DVD Windows 7 Pro SP1-64BIT

and Dell Drivers and Utilities
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OK it is very straight forward
Insert the Windows DVD into the disc drive
Reboot and when prompted select Boot from CD
BlackViper has a step by step picture guide here
When you get to 1.8 Hard drive ensure that the C drive is selected for the OS
It will state that there is already an Operating system there.. Do you want to replace that (reformat) select yes

Have a look first and then get a wodge of questions together (if you have any) and we can go through them before you start
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OK it is very straight forward
Insert the Windows DVD into the disc drive
Reboot and when prompted select Boot from CD
BlackViper has a step by step picture guide here
When you get to 1.8 Hard drive ensure that the C drive is selected for the OS
It will state that there is already an Operating system there.. Do you want to replace that (reformat) select yes

Have a look first and then get a wodge of questions together (if you have any) and we can go through them before you start

ok I haven't done so yet.. been so busy :( when it asks to reformat it.. do I select the X: drive I put all my back up stuff to?
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