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
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"nibal" <email@example.com> 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.