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Hello,

Can I make a new patition on my computer when Windows is already installed? The reason I ask this is because I do a lot for school and want protect that data with a password. :-)

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Edited by Quote, 16 November 2012 - 12:45 PM.

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If there is free space on the disk then you can.

If there is no free space on the disk, but there is free space on the partition (enough that you can reduce it and not have a problem), then you can backup your data and the resize the partition. There are various programs which can do this, some cost money, some are free (such as Knoppix LiveCD and qtpartd). You would reduce the size of the partition and then you can create a new partition. It is important to backup the data since something things can go wrong (you should always backup your data as well, but that is a different story).
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Hello,

There is free space. Can I run this program when I run it from my desktop or..?
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In the case of qtpartd on the Knoppix LiveCD, you would need to boot the Knoppix disk and then open a command window, run the command "su" to become "root", then type in qtpartd.

To resize the partition, you can not be actively using it.
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In the case of qtpartd on the Knoppix LiveCD, you would need to boot the Knoppix disk and then open a command window, run the command "su" to become "root", then type in qtpartd.

To resize the partition, you can not be actively using it.


Best way is a clean installation?
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Best way is a clean installation?


A clean install isn't needed you can use a boot CD/USB like Kemasa posted or you can download and install EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition its a very good free tool for home use, to work with hard disk partitions.
EaseUs is simple to use and can resize the System partition because the program will do this by booting windows on a "special mode".

Edited by SleepyDude, 16 November 2012 - 03:05 PM.

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