Disk: How to partition a hard drive in Windows 8

Written by: Naachiz B. - Published: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 - Comments

Manage your storage space by partitioning your hard drive wisely. Read more on how to partition your hard drive in Windows 8.

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Partition Harddrive Windows 8

Easily partition a hard drive in Windows 8

Windows 8 allows you to create new partitions on unallocated space or from free space within a partition. You can even manage multiple hard drives on your windows 8 PC. Follow the steps below to create a partiton on unallocated space.

1. Step In the Metro Start Menu, click on the lower left corner. The Start menu pops up. Click on Search.

metro search

2. Step Type compmgmt.msc in the App list Search box. Click on compmgmt under the Apps Result.

compmgmt.msc

3. Step In the left pane, click Disk Management.

Disk Management

4. Step Right click the Unallocated space and select New Simple Volume.

new simple volume

5. Step The New Simple Volume Wizard will launch. Click Next to continue.

new simple volume wizard

6. Step Adjust the new volume size and click Next.

new simple volume wizard size

7. Step Now select the drive letter and click Next.

new simple volume wizard drive letter

8. Step Select Format this volume with the following settings. Enter the Volume Label and check Perform a quick format. Click Next when done.

new simple volume wizard format

9. Step The wizard will now display a summary on the successful creation of a new partition. Click Finish.

new simple volume wizard summary

In many of the older versions of Windows, we had to go to the BIOS options to allocate the free space but the Disk Management tool in Windows 8 enables us easily manage our hard drives on PC.


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