Windows 7 allows you to create, resize and manage your hard disk partitions by using any third-party software, without any need to boot the system. The Disk Partitioning means to divide the hard drives into many parts and make them available for the Operating System.
Generally people don’t easily make the partition of their hard drives because once your hard drive is partitioned, you need to format it.
With the partition, it is easy to separate your operating system from the data and thereby protecting it from being corrupted. Read this article to learn how to make disk partition in windows 7 after installation.
Steps to Make Disc Partition in Windows 7 after Installation
Step 1: Type in “Computer Management” in the search bar of the “Start” menu and open it.
Step 2: You may find many options on the left side of the window, click “Disk Management”.
Step 3: You will find all the disk and their partitions on the computer. There will be a partition named “System Reserved” which is used as a hidden partition.
Right click on the partition which you wish to re-size and select the “Shrink Volume” option.
Step 4: Enter the size in the “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” field and then click on “Shrink” button.
Step 5: Once you shrink it, you may find an “Unallocated” partition, right click on it and open “New Simple Volume”.
Step 6: “New Simple Volume Wizard” will appear, then click on “Next” to proceed further.
Step 7: Now enter the size you wish to allocate for the new partition and click on the “Next” button.
Step 8: Enter a letter or a path for your new partition or select from the drop down menu and click “Next”.
Step 9: Select the radio button named “Format this volume with the following settings”, select the “Allocation unit size” and check “Perform a quick format” box.
Step 10: Check your settings and click on “Finish” button.
Step 11: Right click on your new partition and click on “Format”.
Step 12: Type a new name for your disk and check the “Perform a quick format” box.
Click on “OK” button.
Step 13: “Format” window will popup, then click “OK”.
Step 14: Your new disk has been created successfully.