What Should Be Done As My Laptop Has Only One Drive C?

I just got a new laptop, and it only has a C: drive. What should be done as my laptop has only one drive C Can I partition it into more drives, like D and E? Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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Roxanne· Answered on Dec 20, 2023

Microsoft Windows computer usually comes with one partition (C drive). Users can partition the system disk according to their needs. Regarding why you should make multiple partitions on your hard drive: Except for categorizing and protecting the data, you can have dual boot OS or multiple file systems on your drive and implement a simple way of data recovery. Here is a pot that tells you the advantages and disadvantages of partitioning an internal hard drive:

Read More: What Are the Pros and Cons of Partitioning an Internal Hard Drive

Then, I will introduce two free and reliable methods in the next section:

Way 1. EaseUS Partition Master - Disk Partition Expert

If you are looking for the easiest way to partition a disk, EaseUS Partition Master will refresh you. It can seamlessly manage your disk and efficiently create new partitions on your new hard drive on the system disk without losing data.

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master and wait for the New Disk Guide window to open.

Step 2. Click the "Partition this disk" and select the partition number, size, and style. Select "Proceed" to confirm partitioning.

Step 3. Tap the "Execute 1 Task" button and click "Apply."

If the New Disk Guide hasn't shown up, you can use the "Create" feature of it.

Extended Reading: How to Create Partitions on USB Drive

Way 2. Disk Management

The complexity increases if you create partitions using Disk Management since you need to create them individually. 

Step 1. The new hard drive usually shows as unallocated space. Right-click it and select "New Simple Volume."

Step 2. Set the size, drive letter, and file system, and click "Next" after each. 

Step 3. Click "Finish" to create a new partition.

Repeat the process till you have made enough partitions.

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