The best practise is to use third party partitioning software (Vista does
have its own, but you need to 'shrink' the C: drive first and,
unfortunately, the shrink option is very temperamental in Vista, hence the
suggestion to use third party software.) I would suggest Acronis Disk
Director or, perhaps, Paragon Disk manager.
While I too have various partitions on my one hard drive, if you are
planning on backing up your hard drive or having a separate partition for
important data you would be better off going for a USB removable hard drive.
If you keep backups etc on your main hard drive, even if they are on a
separate partition, and the hard drive fails you have lost everything.
John Barnett MVP
Windows XP Associate Expert
Windows Desktop Experience
The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
"nibal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> i have a new laptop, windows vista, but has only one hard drive c 250 G,
> I want this one to be three c, d and e. Is there any possible and the most
> suitable method to do that without hurting the laptop.