This question “How To Create Hard Disk Partition In Windows 8” has been asked several times. Idea of creating a partition in Windows always comes to mind whenever we upgrade our Hard Disk or change it for any reason. Having a Hard Disk partition is always a good idea. Following are few of the uses of hard disk partition:
- Multiple Operating Systems – By creating partitions, you can install more than one operating systems
- Keep System Files Separate from User/Data Files – Even if you wanted to upgrade / reinstall Operating System in one partition, your data is still safe in another partition
- File Management – Files can be managed in a better way. You could use different partitions for different types of data files
- Less Wasted Space – When data is stored in a partition, the larger the partition, more the chance of wasted space. By having multiple partitions of smaller size, lesser space is going to be wasted.
Creating a partition in Windows 8 is very simple process. Here are the steps with screenshots:
While in Windows Desktop, move mouse pointer to bottom left of screen and right click the mouse. Click on ‘Disk Management’ option.
In Disk Management window, highlight the Drive letter that needs to be partitioned. Let us click on C: You would see diagnal lines in the highlighted partition.
Right Click on the highlighted partition (C:) in our example and click on ‘Shrink Volume…’
In next Window, ‘Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB:’, enter the size of partition you want to create. I would be creating a 1 GB partition here. So I entered 1024 MB (Remember, 1 GB = 1024 MB). Click ‘Shrink’ and wait.
You would see 1 GB of unallocated space in black. Highlight this unallocated space by single left clicking. Now Right Click on it and click on ‘New Simple Volume…’
Click on ‘Next’
Click ‘Next’ again
From the drop down, assign a Drive Letter for your partition, say S in this example and click ‘Next’
In next window, select ‘Format this volume with following settings:’, let ‘File system:’ be NTFS, ‘Allocation unit size:’ be Default, ‘Volume label:’ be anything. Let Volume label in this example be SimpleTechieTips. ‘Perform a quick format’ should be checked. Click ‘Next’
Click ‘Finish’ in next window and wait.
Your partition S: SimpleTechieTips is created.
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