How To Partition A Hard Disk Drive on Windows

Installing a hard drive disk on the computer was the riskiest task because one wrong step could damage your new hard disk. When you install a secondary hard drive on your computer to maintain the capacity of curial data stored on your computer.

When you finally insert the new hard drive and turn on your computer. You probably thinking after inserting a new hard drive it was ready to use. But you’ve to partition a hard drive disk from which windows start running on a new hard drive.

How To Partition A Hard Disk Drive

When we start talking about drives such as Local Disk C, D and so forth. But we’re actually talking about the partitions that were the physical section of the hard drive.

Every hard drive runs on at least one partition and when you install a secondary hard drive disk on your computer you have to create a new partition

“Before creating a new partition for hard drive. Make sure to backup entire hard drive” 

In the next step, you have to find duplicate files such as photos, videos, folders and so forth. You might also empty the recycle bin to clear the space.

Creating Partition for New Hard Drive on Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10

Read the given below step by step guides carefully to know how you can easily create a new partition a hard drive on your computer.

Step 1 : 

Start Menu > Right Click on Computer > Select Manage 


Step 2 :

Computer Management > Click on Disk Management under the storage header.

Step 3 : 

Click on the Black Area to list it on the centre pane. Select Create Partition

Note : It doesn’t matter whether you create primary extended partition or logical partition 

Step  4 :

The computer is likely configured new hard drive as “E” or “F” label

You can also resize the size of drivers of pre-installed hard drives from one to another. To reduce the computer hanging or some other problems occur due to local drivers.

Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 come with the reasonably useful partitioning tool that we use above called Disk Management.

Disk Management allows windows users to shrink the existing partition with the help of this tool you can easily shrink the volume of size.

How To Shrink Size of the Drives

It’s also a part of hard drive partition with the help of Shrink Volume, you can manage the size of drivers.

Step 1 : 

Open Disk Management by Right Click on Computer Icon and select Manage as shown on the above guide.

Step 2 : 

Choose the drive from which you want to shrink the volume. Right-click on it and select Shrink Volume. (It may take some time to open the shrink dialogue box)

Step 3: 

Enter the amount of space you want to shrink in MB on the drive. Let assume your drive has 30GB of free space and you want to shrink 20 GB.

Sometimes Disk Management can’t shrink the partition as far you want it. In that case, I recommend you to use the third-party program EASEUS Partition Master Free.

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