Having partition on 500GB Hard Disk

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Does anyone know whether I should partition my hard disk before I install a new OS or can this be done after installation? I have a machine with a 500GB hard disk and I am looking to partition it into 100GB and 400GB in which my data will be stored and the other 100GB for the OS such that I have the ability of reinstalling the OS if such a situation that calls for this action arises, without having to lose data in the process. Your suggestions are welcome.

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Having partition on 500GB Hard Disk

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Yes it is possible to resize partitioning of hard drive without any data disturbance. You can create, resize and merge partitions on your hard drive without destroying data by using partitioning software.  There are various softwares are available for manage your partitioning after OS installation.

In your problem you have a single physical drive want to divide into two partitions. So I suggest you to use “Partition Magic” software.

Partition Magic is a software that allows you to slice your hard drive up into several partitions. Once created, the partitions can be re-sized without losing any of the data stored in them. Partition Magic helps organize and protect your data. You can partition your 500GB hard drive without formatting or reinstall the OS.

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Having partition on 500GB Hard Disk

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Yes, you should and it is a must especially if your hard disk is new or doesn’t have any partition in it. If you have a 500 GB hard disk and you plan on installing a new operating system in it, whatever version of Microsoft Windows you wish to install you should create a partition if there are no existing partitions in it.

If you plan to have two partitions on your 500 GB hard disk, 100 GB and 400 GB, you should create them first before installing the new operating system. You can do the partitioning during the installation of the operating system. In the beginning of the Windows setup, it will ask you to create a new partition if there are no existing partitions on the drive.

Here, set the size to 100 for the 100 GB partition then format it using the NTFS file system. Select the full format, not the quick format. The remaining unformatted or unpartitioned space on the drive can be partitioned at a later time after setting up Microsoft Windows. You can use the EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition to create the 400 GB partition once Microsoft Windows is installed.

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