Yesterday we gave you the first 3 tips on how to partition your hard disk in windows 7 and today it’s just a continuation of those tips so enjoy the tips and implement them in case you had difficulties in partitioning your hard disk.
If you wish to partition your disk into multiple numbers of logical units then the following steps will definitely help you. If you perform partition on your own then you can have your operating system separated from your data. This separation reduces data corruption risks.
- Step 4: Shrinking the drive is the next step. You have to enter the reduced size of this drive. After selecting the size, click on “shrink” button for confirmation. You can only reduce the size of a drive as specified in “Size of available shrink space”.
- Step 5: After the above 4 steps a new unallocated volume is now available in the disk management window. You have to right click the unallocated volume and choose the “simple volume” option.
- Step 6: A pop up called “New Simple Volume Wizard” appears. Click on “next” button in this pop up.
- Step 7: Now you have to specify the size of your new partition. Enter the new memory size you want to allocate to the partition and then click on “next” button to continue. The maximum memory that is available in your system can be allocated by you to this new partition. You cannot specify a volume larger than the maximum available volume.
- Step 8: The new volume or partition need a new name. So give it a path or a letter name and again click on the “next” button to continue. The new name or path will be needed to navigate and identify the new volume or partition in the Windows.
- Step 9: You have to specify the settings of the new volume. The first thing you have to do is click on “Format this volume with following settings”. Choose NTFS for File System, Default for Allocation Unit Size and Preferred name in Volume Label. Then click on “Perform quick format”. Click “next” to continue.