Hard drive is a part of computer used to store data in our computer system. Without good hard disk, you will find it hard to store data on your computer. Some of this data include music, videos, document and many more.
Literally people believe you can only partition hard drive while formatting your hard disk. You can do this, even after you install windows on your drive. But before we continue, lets define this term:
What Is Hard Drive Partitioning?
Partition hard drive in Windows means to section off a part of it and make that part available to the operating system. Most of the time, the “part” of the hard drive is the entire usable space, but creating multiple partitions on a hard drive is also possible. Partitioning hard drive is a great way to organize your files, folders, and applications into their own virtual drives.
Although there are advantages to having multiple physical drives for the same purpose, with the rise in multi-terabyte hard drives, partitioning a single drive is a viable method to give your system that multi-drive functionality with plenty of space on each, without shelling out for a second drive.
How To Partition Hard Drive On Windows
The Windows 7 Disk Management tool provides a simple interface for managing partitions and volumes. By following the steps below, you can create a new partition on your disk.
Step 1 ====> Click on Start and then right-click on Computer another menu opens and then you click on the Manage option.
Step 2 ====> In the Computer Management window click on Storage and then go to Disk Management.
Step 3 ====> This will give you over view of all the drives present in your system.
Step 4 ====> From these select the one you want to partition. Then right-click on the selected drive and select the option Shrink Volume.
Step 5 ====> Then, the system queries the drive
Step 6 ====> After the system queries the drive, a new window will open in which the size of the drive before shrink will be displayed and the available shrink space.
In the next line you can now enter the amount of space you want to shrink and this will be the size of the new partition on your hard drive.
Step 7 ====> After entering the values click on the option Shrink and wait for the process to complete. The time taken will vary depending upon the size of the disk and the space to be shrunk. Once the operation is completed a window appears showing un-allocated space. Then right-click on the unallocated space and select the option New Simple Volume.