How to Partition Hard disk in Windows 8 – Many ways you can make partition on Windows 8. Most effective way is Windows 8 Disk management system which is now more optimize and effective.
Many times we need to make partition hard disk in Microsoft operating system. Many times while partition procedure many user makes mistake and losses their data. Sometimes paid versions also not work if we make mistake so be careful while partition a Hard Drive.
How to Make Partition in Windows 8
See may be you are expecting different solutions and not what i am trying to explain so i will try to cover all the doubt regarding partition hard disk. First of all we will see a case when need to create partition from existing hard disk. I mean if suppose i have 100 GB hard disk space in E drive i wanted to make partition E drive and create separate D drive 50 GB hard disk. In this case after partition we will have E and D drive both contains 50GB-50GB hard disk without data lose while partition a hard drive.
Step 1: First of all take a backup of your data. At any cost you should not take a risk regarding your entire data.
Step 2: After taking a backup of your data, Click on Start button of Windows 8 and type “diskmgmt.msc” command and Press enter. Disk Management utility will be open. You can do this by run command too. Open run command and type “diskmgmt.msc” and press OK.
Step 3: Click on any hard drive which you want to partition. Right Click on it and Click on “Shrink Volume” option. Shrink will extract some space which you will decide as a free space.
Step 4: For now click “Next” button out there.
Step 5: In a Shrink window you will see total size of hard drive before, Size available after shrink and available size for shrink or making new hard drive. Enter your desire choice of MB according to hard disk. When you are ready click on Shrink.
Step 6: After Hitting Shrink you will get Free Space as you can see in screenshot. Now Right click on Free Space and Choose New Simple Volume.
Step 7: A new dialog box will appear, Tick on Format this volume using following settings. Choose NTFS, Allocation Unit as Default and your choice of Volume label. Here i have given my name. Finally click on Next to start formatting.
Step 8: Assign Disk drive letter, Here i have given R for my name’s start alphabet. Click Next again.
Step 9: Here you go! You have successfully created a separate hard drive on Windows 8. Before partition old size of F drive was 28GB but now you can see we have partition it to two part One is Rehana contains 5GB.
How to Reduce Hard Disk size on Windows 8
Recently i bought a HP laptop in which Windows 7 was installed with only one hard drive partition which was 500GB. At that time I was need more that one partition to manage my data and specially i wanted to install Windows 8 along with windows 7 in separate partition. Thank God! I shrink hard disk at the same way as i did earlier. Yes above procedure also works on Windows 7. You can make partition a hard drive in windows 7 too using above procedure. If i forget to include any step then Watch YouTube video which i made only for this. Read this whole story from Microsoft how to Partition hard disk.
How to Create Partition Hard Disk in Windows YouTube Video
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