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How to partition single drive without losing data in it for Windows 7

How to make partition on my laptop hdd without loosing and moving current data?

When I received laptop there was no partition and windows and some software were installed.

Now without reinstalling windows, without loosing any data can I make partition. my laptop HDD is 500GB and 400 GB is free.

I'm looking for any freeware

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marked as duplicate by Sathya May 22 '11 at 4:41

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You can repartition your harddrive from within Windows 7 using the Shrink feature. The MS kb article is at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Can-I-repartition-my-hard-disk

  1. Go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management
  2. Click Disk Management (it's under Storage)
  3. Right-click the volume and then click Shrink Volume
  4. Follow the Wizard
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Is it safe to do? –  metal gear solid May 22 '11 at 4:45
As indicated by Sathya, this question has already been answered. Look at superuser.com/questions/88131/… –  Chris Ting May 22 '11 at 4:51

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