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I just purchased an Aspire E5 722G laptop and noticed the

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I just purchased an Aspire E5 722G laptop and noticed the harddrive hasn't been partitioned. This causes issues if the drive has to be reset to factory defaults. Is there any way to partition the drive and reinstall the OS?
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: I just purchased it, but I have built quite a few desktop units from scratch.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: There is no issue with the unit itself. I just don't like to have all my data on the same partition as my OS.
JA: The computer expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: yes. I want to know if I can install a second drive in the DVD bay.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Cody replied 4 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today.

Expert:  Cody replied 4 months ago.

In most cases you can leave the OS alone and just make another partition to store files on.

go to start menu --> computer management

right click disk 0 or wherever the OS is stored and choose convert to dynamic disk, then right click on C drive in the same area and choose shrink volume.
Then right click in the unallocated space --> new simple volume --> next through the settings

Expert:  Cody replied 4 months ago.

go to start menu --> computer management --> disk management **

Expert:  Cody replied 4 months ago.

Did this work for you?

Expert:  Cody replied 4 months ago.

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