HOW TO PARTITION HARD DRIVE IN YOUR COMPUTER

  When a company manufactures a new computer system it provides only a single partition in the hard drive. But users like to have a number of partitions for some security purpose. So if you want to split your hard drive to a number of partition go with these steps.
HOW TO PARTITION HARD DRIVE IN YOUR COMPUTER

 Here we'll show you how to split the single hard drive into two partitions.

Here are the steps:


   1. Open the Computer Management tool: Type “Computer Management” in the search bar of the Start menu and press enter

Open the Computer Management tool



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


   3.Create some space for new volume:  Right click on the volume you want to resize and select the Shrink Volume option..Create some space for new volume



    4.Shrink the drive : Enter the size you wish to shrink your drive to in megabytes(MB). Then click on the Shrink button. 1GB = 1024MB.Shrink the drive


  5. Create a new volume :  You should now see a new unallocated partition in your Disk Management window. Right-click on the unallocated partition and select the New Simple Volume option.


      6.The New Simple Volume Wizard : On the welcome page of the New Simple Volume Wizard box, click Next.
The New Simple Volume Wizard


  7. Enter the size of new partition : Enter the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then select Next.    
Enter the size of new partition


      8. Give a new name to the new volume: Here you can accept the default drive letter or choose a different drive letter to identify the partition, and then select Next .
Give a new name to the new volume

   
   
       9.Settings for the new volume : Select a file system for the disk. The file system is generally the type of format or  “foundation” the storage device has. If you plan on installing a Windows OS to the partition select the “NTFS” file system.


  •   Name the partition in the “Volume Label”text box :  You can choose any name for your partition. click on NEXTName the partition in the “Volume Label”text box
       
            10. Finally create the new volume Now click Finish to create the new partition.
Finally create the new volume

      As you can see, this is the new partition that was just created on the display.

 If you want to know more: HOW TO DELETE AND MERGE HARD DRIVE PARTITIONS IN WINDOWS



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