Creating a partition on computers with only one partition; C: Drive

C drive
Disk partitioning
Windows 10
Windows 7
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate. I do plan to upgrade to Windows 10. My PC just crashed and I was thankfully able to fix it. However, it is showing me one drive only C: I would like to ask for help how I can create another partition, a D: drive for recovery or whatnot. Please help. Thank you.

Software/Hardware used:
windows 7 Ultimate

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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is not revealed how did you see the drive letters that is just simple from windows explorer or like that. Right click on computer icon on desktop (assuming there is still Windows 7), select manage and then in computer management dialog box click disk management, on right side you can see c drive and unallocated drive which can be portioned. , However more details are required, like how did you recover/was there any virus related issue etc.
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  • euthanasia08
    My friend purchased a secondhand PC and I was suppose to do a clean install unfortunately, the OS that was installed on the PC was a counterfeit. I was able to resolve the problem though by downloading minitool and paragon hard disk manager. I'm not that techie though. Somewhat it is now fixed but drive D shows system reserved. Anything else I need to do?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    How much capacity of drive D is shown, and how much it has free space. How did you install the OS first, that is when formatted the disk was it full formatted/quick formatted. Assuming some misconfiguration done at the time of installing.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Why are you thinking that a second partition will have anything helpful to you for recovery? It sounds like you don't actually know of a use for it. Are you simply exploring?

    Partitioning a working Windows system can be risky.
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