Disk partition in Windows® 7
What is disk partitioning? How can one smoothly resize the disk partition in Windows 7?
Disk partitioning is the process of dividing the hard disk space into several spaces called partitions. Partitions can also be described as a logical division of the hard disk drive. Disk partitions could give you advantages like separation of operating system and other files. Partition could help you to have virtual memory swapping which is also called paging and also this could help the system to keep important software and files in nearby spaces which facilitate easy data and file retrieval. Disk partitioning helps you to install multiple Operating systems in the same system. This increases data security as file corruption in one partition does not effect files in other partitions. Another advantage of having multiple partitions is that it improves the performance of the system.
Tips to resize disc partition in Windows 7 are given below:
- Partition editing software
- Plan the partitioning
- Avoid risks in partitioning
Partition editing software
Partition editing software is special software which is designed to do various processes like resizing, deleting adding, etc. in the hard disk. These are used to manipulate different partitions in the hard disk in a safer way. You could do partition management of any of the drives if needed, using this software. Various features of this tool include support to view different partitions, create partitions, delete partitions and alter the partitions. These tools could do resizing of partition to increase space by shrinking into single one or to create several partitions in single one. Partition Magic is one of the powerful partitions editing software.
Plan the partitioning
Before you go for a partitioning process, you need to plan well about the number of partitions or size of each partition. Blind partition creates further complications like lack of space in partition drives to occupy the Operating system or other files. So, before partitioning you need to have knowledge about how much memory should be allocated in each partition. Also you need to format the hard drive before you do partitioning process. Manufacturer’s hard disk specifies several instructions about the disk partitioning. Before you start to partition read the instructions carefully. This is because different hard disk needs different type of approach.
Data lose is one of the risk that might come up while you do hard disk partitioning. If your hard disk contains data while you do partition, back up the files to any other drive or storage medium. Another important thing is the compatibility of partition editing software in your system. Avoid using Windows XP compatible software to do partition in Windows 7 system.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for disk partitioning in Windows 7.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.