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Can I partition a new drive without admin access on work computer?


Our company uses a third-party tech firm, and to avoid absurd invoices for something so simple - I took it upon myself to order 8gb extra RAM and a Samsung 860 EVO - 500gb to upgrade my work computer.


(Not to mention they would have given me sh*t about voiding the warranty and having to order parts thru Lenovo.)


Simple installs, only costed $140 compared to what they would have charged - upwards of $500 in parts PLUS Labor. 


Ram installed easily & just fine... the SSD plugged in, and is recognized through Device manager, however it's not showing up as a drive in "This PC"


I figured, I have to partition it and assign a volume / label right?


I can't access Disk Manager, Computer Management, or even diskpart through DOS without admin privileges.


Is there any way to do this without admin privileges ?


HALP! Thanks!

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

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If you have access to another PC, you initialize and partition the drive on that computer, then install it on your company computer.

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