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Partitioning SSD for Windows 8 CP

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February 29, 2012 7:44:15 AM

I want to partition my 128GB Corsair Force 3 SSD so I can dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7. I have about 40ish GB free on my SSD. The problem is that when I go into the control panel to do this, it won't allow me. What is wrong and do I have to partition it after it is formated or can I still partition it with the OS installed.

I also do have a WD Caviar Black that I am using currently for Windows 8 DP but I want to take advantage of my SSD.

So what should I do?
a b * Windows 8
a c 261 G Storage
February 29, 2012 10:44:24 AM

I would not bother and then run out of space on both your partitions.
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February 29, 2012 12:20:48 PM

I guess I will just install on my HDD then.
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a b * Windows 8
a c 353 G Storage
February 29, 2012 12:44:08 PM

GOOD choice, Not really enough space on 128 Gig SSD. As you stated you only have 40 gig free, Really this is only 25 -> 30 Gigs free as you MUST leave at least 10->20% free for Trim and CG.

Reason you could not install is that you would have to first shrink your Windows 7 partition, And if you have hibernation enable windows probably would not allow any ways as this file is stuck neer the end of the partition and Must be deleted first.
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February 29, 2012 8:15:25 PM

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