Most PCs come from the factory with a single partition on their hard drive and shows up as one drive C:. But keeping your data, applications, and operating system on the same partition can be risky or if you forget
to make partition while you were installing windows. I will share the method to make drive partition in Windows OS.
Make Unallocated or Free Area
- Right-click on Computer and select Manage to open Computer Managment.
- Click on Disk Managment under Storage.
- If you have only one C: drive and want to make other drives. Right-click that volume that you want to shrink, and then click Shrink Volume.
- In the field provided in the Shrink dialog box, enter the amount of space by which to shrink the disk.
- The Shrink dialog box provides the following information:
–Total Size Before Shrink In MB Lists the total capacity of the volume in MB. This is the formatted size of the volume.
–Size Of Available Shrink Space In MB Lists the maximum amount by which you can shrink the volume. This doesn’t represent the total amount of free space on the volume; rather, it represents the amount of space that can be removed, not including any data reserved for the master file table, volume snapshots, page files, and temporary files.
–Enter The Amount of Space To Shrink In MB Lists the total amount of space that will be removed from the volume. The initial value defaults to the maximum amount of space that can be removed from the volume. For optimal drive performance, you should ensure that the volume has at least 10 percent of free space after the shrink operation.
–Total Size After Shrink In MB Lists what the total capacity of the volume in MB will be after you shrink the volume. This is the newly formatted size of the volume.
- Click Shrink.
Make New Drive
- In Disk Management’s Graphical view, right-click an unallocated or free area, and then click New Simple Volume. This starts the New Simple Volume Wizard.
- Read the Welcome page and then click Next. The Specify Volume Size page specifies the minimum and maximum size for the volume in megabytes and lets you size the volume within these limits. Size the partition in megabytes using the Simple Volume Size field and then click Next.
- On the Assign Drive Letter Or Path page, specify whether you want to assign a drive letter or path and then click Next. The available options are as follows:
–Assign The Following Drive Letter Select an available drive letter in the selection list provided. By default, Windows 7 selects the lowest available drive letter and excludes reserved drive letters as well as those assigned to local disks or network drives.
–Mount In The Following Empty NTFS Folder Chooses this option to mount the partition in an empty NTFS folder. You must then type the path to an existing folder or click Browse to search for or create a folder to use.
–Do Not Assign A Drive Letter Or Drive Path Choose this option if you want to create the partition without assigning a drive letter or path. Later, if you want the partition to be available for storage, you can assign a drive letter or path at that time.
- Click Next, confirm your options and then click Finish.
- The Windows 7 Disk Management tool will now show the space configured as a new partition.