How To Make Partition In Windows 8 ?
If you have just one created partition of your whole hard disk than by reading this article you can easily make another partitions without re-installing windows.
There was a time when 1 MB of hard disk use to be of huge size and now there are hard disks available in market of capacity 1 TB which can easily fit into your pocket. Of-course people don’t have partitions at that time but now to manage our files and folder it is very essential to create disk partitions. It happened with many people that they purchased new laptop or pc and there is only one single partition is made of whole hard disk so for them this is the best and easy way to create partitions without re-installing windows.
There are many third party software available in the market to create disk partitions but spending money on those software will be not worth full. You can easily make partitions on your windows 8 Laptop or PC by simply following below given steps without any software. I have written this article for windows 8 users but this will also work on other versions of windows.
Steps For : How To Make Partition In Windows 8
Step – 1
Open Disk Management Of Your System – There are actually two ways two open Disk Management
- Open Start and type in search ” Create Partition ” in select Settings in search category and open Disk Management from there.
- Right Click on My Computer and Click on Manage in that on left hand side select Disk Management under Storage. ( For Users Using Other Versions of Windows )
Step – 2
Selecting Existing Partition To Create New Partition – In Disk Management you will find all your disk partitions. Now you have to first select the partition from which you want to create another new partition. After selecting you have to Right Click on that partition and select Shrink Volume. Now keep calm it may take time to open depending on your system.
Step – 3
Decide Capacity Of New Disk Partition – You will see new windows as given in picture below in that you can see all the information of existing partition. Depending upon Size of Available Shrink Space in MB , Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB and click on Shrink. This process will also take few minutes so wait until shrinking completes.
Step – 4
After Shrinking gets complete you will see the new un-allocated memory with your present partition with black mark on it ( See Picture Below ).
Step – 5
Allocate Memory into New Disk Partition – Right Click on Unallocated Memory and Select New Simple Volume and than follow wizard. At the end of wizard you will be having your new partition ready.
Step – 6
Now you can open My Computer and there you will find your new created disk partition. If you think that you have not created it properly or if you don’t need that partition than you can also merge two partitions.
In this way you can create new partition from existing partition in Windows 8 and also in other versions of Windows. If you face any difficulties on how to make partition in windows 8 than feel free to ask me via comments.