I use Windows Vista and want to install Windows 7 on a separate partition. I decided to shrink my D: volume, so I could create a new partition to install the new operating system.
I use these instructions:
Control Panel -> System and Maintainence (skip this one if you're in Classic view) -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. Once you launch the Computer Management tool, click on Disk Management under the Storage heading in the sidebar. It's partitioning time.
I freed up 17,38 GB of space that is now shown as 'unassigned'.
Now I click "New Simple Volume". After I'm done with the wizard (size, drive letter etc.), it shows me a warning message. I translated it from Spanish:
The chosen operation will convert all selected basic disks into dynamic ones. If a disk is converted into dynamic one, you will not be able to boot any operating system from it, except for a current starting(?) volume. Are you sure you want to continue?
- If I decide to agree, does it mean that I will be unable to boot Windows 7 from this new partition?
- Which drives are 'selected'? Only this one that I am going to create?
Spanish is not my native language, and I was unable to Google anything with the data I have.
I have only seen a related question for Windows 7: