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One of the most frequent wishes of the owners of computers and laptops — create the D drive in Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 however in order to store data on it (photos, movies, music and other) and it makes sense, especially if you from time to time reinstall the system, formatting the disk (in this situation is the possibility to format only the system partition).
In this tutorial — step by step on how to partition a disk or laptop computer with C and D by means of the system and third party free programs for these purposes. To do this is relatively simple and the creation of the disk D will be a force for even the beginner. Can also be useful:.
Note: to perform the following actions on the C drive (system partition on the hard disk) should be enough space to allocate it «under D drive,» i.e., to allocate it more than free, will not work.
Create D drive using the utility «disk Management» of Windows
In all recent versions of Windows have built-in utility «disk Management», which, in particular, it is possible to divide hard disk into partitions and create a drive D.
To start the utility, press Win+R (where Win — logo key-Windows), type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter, after a short time loaded «disk Management». Then, perform the following steps.
Note: if the 3-th step size of the available space is not displayed correctly, i.e. the available size is much less than in fact on the disk, it says that to shrink the drive interfere with unmovable files in Windows. The decision in this case is to temporarily, hibernation and restart the computer. If these steps do not help, then in addition to defragment the drive.
How to split the disk into C and D at the command prompt
Everything that was described above can be performed not only by using the GUI «disk Management» in Windows, at a command prompt using the following steps:
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This can close the command prompt, and a new D drive (or another letter) will appear in Windows Explorer.
Use the free program Aomei Partition Assistant Standard
There are many free programs that allow you to divide your hard drive into two (or more). As an example will show how to create D drive in the program in Russian language Aomei Partition Assistant Standard.
Download free Aomei Partition Assistant Standard from the official site(website in English, but the program has Russian interface language is selected during installation).
On this complete. Instruction is designed for cases when the system is already installed. But you can create a separate disk partition and during the installation of Windows on a computer, see.