How to create Partition Your Hard Drive in Windows 7

Description first

Disk partitioning is to split the hard drive into several logical units. People do not often choose to partition their hard disks, but it has a lot of benefits. Mostly, by partitioning your disk, you can separate your operating system from your data and thus reduce the probability of your data becoming corrupted.

Steps 1 :

1.Open your Computer Management tool

Click on the Start menu. Type “Computer Management” in the search bars of the Start menu and press the enter button.

Step 2:

2.Select the Disk Management tool :

Select the Disk Management on the left side of the window and you should see all of the disks and their partitions on your computer.

In the pattern in the picture, there is 1 disk with two partitions.

Step 3:

3.Create some space for the new partition :

Right-select on the partition you wish to re-size and select the Shrink Volume option.

In the example the picture the (C 🙂 drive is used.

Note: There a partition named System Reserved. It is not optional that you alter this partition at all.

Step 4:

4.Minimize the drive :

Enter the size you wish to shrink your drive to in megabytes (1000 MB to 1GB) then chose on the Shrink button.

This example for the drive is shrunk by 10000 MB or 10 GB.

Note: You cannot shrink your volume more than the amount indicated in the Size of available shrink hole in the MB section.

Step 5 :

5.Make a new volume :

You should now see a new unallocated partition in your Disk managing window. Right-press on the unallocated partition and select the New Simple Volume option.

Step 6 :

6.The New Simple Volume Wizard :

The New easy Volume Wizard should pop up. Press on the Next button to go on.

Step 7:

7.Enter the size of the new partition :

Enter the space of memory you wish to allocate for your new partition and select on the Next button.

The example in the picture, the highest memory available is allocated to the new volume.

Note: You cannot create your new volume larger than the maximum amount of memory available.

Step 8 :

8.Offer the new volume a letter name or path
Select from the menu, a letter name for your new partition and press on the “Next” button.

The letter name chosen for the example in the picture is (X 🙂

The letter name or path is used by Windows to classify and navigate to your new volume.

Step 9 :

9.Settings for the new volume :

Select on the Format this volume with the following settings:

For File System, press NTFS

For Allocation unit size,click Default For Volume Label, type the name you fancy to give your new drive

Press on the Perform a quick format

Then select on the Next button

Step 10 :

10.Make the new volume :

Look over your settings and click on the End button.

Step 11 :

11.Design the new volume :

You’ll get a popup asking you to partition your new drive. Click on the Format disk key

New windows will popup. Continue the settings and click on the Start button Warnings will popup. Press on the OK button .

Step 12 :

12.Check new volume :

If all was done correctly, you should now see your new drive in the Disk managing window.

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