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I got a dell inspiron laptop with 500 GB Hard Drive with Windows 8 pre installed. There is only one partition (C). OS installed on this partition.

I want to partition C drive. What is the best way to partition it ?

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possible duplicate of How to partition 1 TB hard disk in Dell laptop without reformatting? –  Karan Apr 26 '13 at 15:58
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The best way is the Disk Management applet. Right click on 'My Computer' and click 'Manage', then on the left hand side, storage > Disk Management.

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Right click on the C:\ Partition, and select 'Shrink Volume...' - Reduce the partition down to the size that you want your new partition, and click 'Shrink.'

Now, in the new unallocated space, right click and format it however you'd like!

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