Tips to Create Partition in Windows® 7
Tips on Partitioning in Windows 7.
Disk partitioning is the process of splitting the hard disk space into several logical units called partitions. After this process you could name it as C, D etc. Partitioning process could equip your system and hard disk with improved performance. Multiple file systems improve the overall performance of Windows 7. Partitioning also allows you to use multi-boot facility. Windows 7 provides built-in utility called Disk Management to shrink and expand any partition of your hard disk. Also Windows 7 is very advanced to provide you full support for hard disk partitioning and hence you don’t want to use any third party partition editing software. From 'Control Panel' you could access 'Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions' link by typing hard disk or partitions in the 'Search' bar. You could see the above link under 'Administrative Tools'.
Primary partition, extended partition and tips to create partition in Windows 7 are given below:
- Primary and extended partition
- Partition software
- Tips to make partitions
Primary and extended partition
Partition which could be used to start an Operating system is called primary partition. The maximum number of primary partitions possible in a hard disk is four. Your Windows 7 Operating System needs to be placed in first partition. If you are using any other Operating System other than Windows Operating System, you don’t have to place it in first place. Extended partition is unique partition which could be sub divided into further partitions. Windows 7 cannot be installed from extended partition but you can install a Linux Operating System from extended partition.
Software tools are available for the partition process of your hardware. There are so many software tools like Partition Magic to do resizing of the partition and other processes like removing some partition, merging some partition etc. This software could provide you good user interface to do the partition and this makes partitioning an easy job for a new user too. All you have to ensure is that the software tool is compatible to the Operating System you are using.
Partitioning process could cause data loss. So you need to take backup of all the important files. Planning about partition could ease the process of partitioning. This is because while you are planning to install Windows 7 in one single partition, make sure that you allocate enough space to install Windows 7.
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