How to Create and Format a Partition in Windows 10/8/7

how to create and format a partition in windows

This Windows tutorial will explain how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10/8/7. For partition a hard drive you have to login the administrator account. Let’s see how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 with easy steps.

Create a New Partition in Windows 10/8/7 Hard Drive:

1. Click Start + R a run window will open on the left side bottom corner.

2. Type diskmgmt.msc then click ok

3. Windows built in Disk Management tool will open now you will see the unallocated space right-click on that unallocated space.

4. Now click New Simple Volume.

5. In the New Simple Volume Wizard screen click Next now select the disk size you want in MB (MEGABYTES) and click Next.

6. Choose the drive letter or accept the drive letter which shows for your new partition.

7. Next choose NTFS for file system and select default for unit allocation size then name your new partition if you want otherwise leave it and click Next.

8. On the finish screen once again review the settings you have chosen for your new partition and click finish.

9. Now you have created a new partition on your Windows 10/8/7 PC.

Shrink the Volume from Existing Partition on Windows 10/8/7 Hard Drive:

If there is no unallocated space on your Windows hard hard drive? Don’t worry we will shrink the volume from existing partitions free space.

1. Click Start + R a run window will open on the left side bottom corner.

2. Type diskmgmt.msc then click ok

3. Windows built in Disk Management tool will open now you will see the existing partitions, choose the volume you want to shrink then right-click on that volume.

4. Now click the Shrink Volume.

5. On the shrink screen enter the space you want for new volume in Megabytes (MB) and click Shrink.

6. Now you will see the unallocated space for your new volume.

After shrinking the volume follow the beginning steps to create a new partition in Windows 10/8/7.

Conclusion:

In this article we have learned how to create and format a partition in Windows 10/8/7 hard drive and how to shrink the volume from the existing partition on Windows 10/8/7. Hope this helps you to create a new partition in your windows hard drive.

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