HP AIO Disk partition...help!

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  1. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    Hi..

    I purchased a Desktop AIO of HP. Now, the thing is, I need a partition. The OS is 500GB. The whole of one hard disk is given to the OS. Stupidest thing I have ever seen a OEM do.

    WHen I was at the store buying it, the HP guy said I am not allowed to partition it. I WAS LIKE WHAT??? By that time, I had already signed the deal...The guy said, it will void my warranty. This is utter nonsense.

    I dont know what kind of rule is this. I dont know what has my hard disk partitioning got to do with my warranty.

    Now, I know what I have to do. I just have to mail HP. But here is the question I want to ask. Should I Ask them? Or should I just partition it. If I do, and they say no, but I still do, will they keep an eye on me?

    Can someone plz help...I have files that need to be copied on the comp and all I see is the C Drive.
     
  2. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    #2 BTOR, Feb 23, 2013
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    First take a back up of your entire hard disk [if you are scared, you may opt for a sector by sector back up].then you may play, what ever you want,if something goes wrong you can bring back to the initial state with your backup.
     
  3. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    HI..thanks for your reply.

    I have already made the physical back/reovery disks asked by them. ALso, I have two partitions as I look at My Computer. One is OS (C Drive) and the other is D drive called Recovery Image of about 20 GB. Now what is the safest way around this voiding warranty BS that HP is giving me. ANyway I can still have my warranty and a partition?

    Also, I have never actually partitioned a hard disk, and definitely never a hard disk with the OS on it. Is it dangerous to partition a hard drive with the OS on it? Is it advisable?
     
  4. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    Not dangerous until you stick to basic,and definitely not if you partition within windows. usually recovery partition are hidden by OEM but you say it has a drive letter D assigned to it . Strange. can you post a SS of disk management console. [ press winkey + x hit then k button in keyboard]
     
  5. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    There you go...

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  6. im bored

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  7. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    Ideally it shouldnt...but This One Mr HP was adamant that I will void it even if I try. He had some sort of wicked smirk as he said that. As if he had some sort of super power.

    Freaking hate that guy...
     
  8. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    #9 elementinsane, Feb 23, 2013
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    Of course I want to make a partition. LIke I mentioned, I have some important files to be added to the desktop. ALso, where do I shrink the volume? In disk management right? It says it can give me 214GB. I thnk it's enough for now. And will I need a reboot to see it? My C drive wont corrupt or something right?


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  9. im bored

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    elementinsane you do know that your unit came with a booklet that tells you what will void warranty right???? it probably wouldn't take very long to review that and than make a choice instead of listening to some pimple faced weirdo at the store.
     
  10. BTOR

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    yes just shrink your c partition and create a new volume, you wont need even a reboot for the changes to realise.dont worry nothing will happen, and also you have the recovery DVD so be brave.
     
  11. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    Cool...just wanted to know if it is safe to partition the OS drive or not. I got my answer. Thanks for your reply....

    Sounds like a good idea. I think I will do just that.
     
  12. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    Do I need to logged in from the admin account for this?
     
  13. im bored

    im bored MDL Member

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    Try it. it will tell you if you need to be or not but in most cases the user needs administrative privileges.
     
  14. urie

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    Only one way to find out try it see what happens :biggrin:
     
  15. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    party!!!

    Thanks all u guys!!!

    EDIT: Just one last question...if I have to merge it back into the main C drive is it possible?
     
  16. elementinsane

    elementinsane MDL Member

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    sorry for using the wrong term.. for me, I have taken a part out of the C partition. So, what I meant was can I put it back? but after deleting the new partition and extending C, means the C drive becoming again 444GB right?

    Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate it..