At present, the disk with 2048GB can be seen everywhere with the expansion of computer disk space, so to partition a hard drive with a large amount of space become more and more urgent. Next, go and find some detailed answers about how to partition a hard disk.Quick Links:
Partition, namely, an independent part of hard drive, in general, it has two partitions in one disk, one is used for installing operating system, another is used for storing data or files. In such circumstance, if one partition has something wrong, the other will not be affected. If you need, you also could create more partitions to store your data and files with classification. Commonly, you must partition a hard disk to store data when you purchased a new hard drive.
The most of common operation to partition a hard drive includes create, delete, format, and adjust partition size. To attain these objectives, here will be introduced a featured software---AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition, the outstanding Windows partition manager. And here it comes the functions illustrated respectively.
First of all, You need to download the software:
Free download partition magic (File Size: 3.12MB)
Resize Partition also namely repartition or adjust partition size. We postulate that it has two partitions on a disk, C: with 20GB, and D: with 60GB. With AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition, Windows partition manager could extend C: drive to 30GB, shrink D: to 50GB without losing data. Sometimes, we have no choice but using the third party software as the fact that the systems before Windows Vista have no built-in disk management utility to resize operation, such as XP, 2000, 2003, in addition, though Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Server 2008 have some update on these aspects, it is limited and imperfect.
If you don't know how this Windows partition manager to finish the works, read the following demo to extend system partition from 16.37GB to 25.37GB, and reduce D: from 18.00GB to 9.00GB.
To begin with, show you the current disk condition below:
Create operation is so easy; you have two choices, the first one, use built-in disk management, the second, by AOMEI Windows partition manager. If your disk space was all allocated, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition is the only solution to solve your difficulties.
1. Create Partition in Windows 7
Note that the operations on windows of Microsoft nearly the same as the operation on Windows 7. Firstly: click right "My computer" on window, select "Manage" to open another window, find "storage" on the left, select "Disk management" on its Subdirectory.
Secondly, select "New Simple Volume" on the unallocated space you wish to create partition; here runs a New Partition Wizard to guide you achieve the work step by step. Refer to the following view:
2. Create Partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant
The following articles will help you create partition quickly with AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition. First of all, start up it; right click on the unallocated space, select "Create" on the pop-up menu to get the new window:
For some unwanted partition, delete it to save your space for other use. Disk management just supports you to delete it without wiping data, if you need to wipe data permanently and anti-data recovery, don't hesitate and just try AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Right click the unwanted partition and select "Delete" to get the new window:
When we need to change file system (such as reach the conversion between NTFS and FAT32) or wipe data fast, format partition is the method. Take a careful consideration before starting your formatting because all data on the partition could be cleared. Open your computer and select a drive, right click "Format". In the following view, mainly take D: drive for instance. Of course, it is a piece of cake for AOMEI Partition Assistant to format partition.
This part will give you some reasons:
In view of the foregoing, partition a hard drive is necessary for computer users, if you are special with computer operation, create, delete and format with Windows built-in Disk Management Snap-in. If it can't fulfill your request, let Windows Partition Assistant Pro Edition---a kind of integrated Windows partition manager software to help you solve all the troubles.