Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7:.
As the figure shows, my current partitions are:
- C: has Windows 7 system files and my personal data;
- Q: for Lenovo recovery;
- SYSTEM_DRV: for Windows boot files;
I would like to create another partition D: for my personal data, and dedicate C: for Windows system files and applications only.
My current C: partition has already been occupied with around 86 GB. If I want to shrink C: for storing Windows 7 system files and applications to a smaller size , such as 50 GB, must I move out some files on C: to drop its occupied size below 50 GB before I am able to shrink C: to 50 GB in Windows 7? Or it is not necessary to move anything out.
After shrinking C:, I would like to make the rest free space as one extended partition, within which one logical partition is for D: and other logical partitions are for Ubuntu to be installed. So how to create the partitions?