Create new partition without reformatting the HDD?

JimPike

New Member
Ok, so I gave up on recovering Vista from my PC and just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 which I love. I really like the Ubuntu OS that is talked about here and want to install it on a second partition on my pc. When I installed Windows 7, there is only one partition. My question is "Can I create a new partition in Windows 7 for the Ubuntu without having to reformat the hard drive?" I know how to go into command prompt and use DISKPART and use the command CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY but won't that completely reformat the Hard drive and I have to start all over again with the Windows 7 installation? I want to know if it's possible to do this without having to start all over again.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Disk Management / Shrink will resize the W7 partition dynamically.
 

JimPike

New Member
Thanks Terry, I found it in the Disk Management. You guys are doing a great service. Thanks for your help.
 
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