How to Partition a Hard Drive on Windows 7
Partitioning a hard drive can be really useful to dedicate a certain amount of space for other uses. This can include for another user, operating system, your work, or just to simply reorganize your hard drive.
- Go to the bottom left corner and click on the Start Menu.
- On the right, Right-Click on Computer.
- Click on Manage. A new window called, Computer Management, should pop up.
- Locate the left pane. Go to Storage –> Disk Management. All your hard drives should appear now.
- Locate your hard drive on the bottom-middle pane. Click on it.
- Right-Click it and click on Shrink Volume. Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take a while.
- A new window should pop up. In order to determine the amount of gigabytes you would like to shrink, open the Calculator application. Take note: 1,024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte. So, multiply 1,024 by the amount of gigabytes you would like to shrink. Enter that number in the field where you shrink the volume.
- A new hard drive should appear, but it’s unallocated. So, Right-Click –> New Simple Volume.
- A setup process should appear. Go ahead and assign your drive letter and name as you proceed. Everything else should be remained as the default settings.
You now have a new fresh and clean drive. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me below. 🙂