How to Partition a Hard Drive on Windows 7

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.

  1. Go to the bottom left corner and click on the Start Menu.
  2. On the right, Right-Click on Computer.
  3. Click on Manage. A new window called, Computer Management, should pop up.
  4. Locate the left pane. Go to Storage –> Disk Management. All your hard drives should appear now.
  5. Locate your hard drive on the bottom-middle pane. Click on it.
  6. Right-Click it and click on Shrink Volume. Depending on the speed of your computer, it may take a while.
  7. 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. 
  8. A new hard drive should appear, but it’s unallocated. So, Right-Click –> New Simple Volume. 
  9. 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. 🙂

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