How To Repartition A Hard Drive In Windows 7

How To Repartition A Hard Drive In Windows 7 - Computer Repair

Disk partitioning is useful for a lot of things and is made possible quite easily with Windows 7 and Vista.  The actual act of partitioning is separating a hard drive into multiple volumes. This is useful because it allows data on one volume to be stored and accessed independently from another. This mean if something happens to the partitions index file you can still reboot from another partition.

How To Repartition A Hard Drive In Windows 7

The first thing you should always do is back up your important files so that in the event that something goes wrong, you can recover any desired information. Here are the steps on how to repartition a hard drive in Windows 7.

1. Go to the Start Menu, right click on Computer, and select Manage.

2. Next, go to Storage and select Disk Management. This will show you all of the storage space that your computer can access.

3. Select the hard drive that you want to partition, right-click, and select Shrink Volume. This will scan your drive to show you how many megabytes you have available in storage space.

4. Next, type in the amount of space you want for the partition (Note: 1024 MB = 1 GB).

5. Now you’ll see the partitioned segment you just created, which will be unallocated. Right-click and select New Simple Volume.

6. The New Simple Volume Wizard should pop-up. This wizard allows you to specify a drive letter, mounting and formatting options, as well as the option to rename the volume. Click finish and you’re all set. You have successfully repartitioned your hard drive.

You can also check out the Microsoft Windows online forum for further questions with repartitioning a hard drive.

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