Windows® 7 Hard Drive Partition
What are the various tips to manage hard drive partition in Windows 7 system?
The hard drive of your Windows 7 Operating System is not used as a single drive it is often split in to multiple drives. This is accomplished by a process called partitioning. The Operating System considers the part of the hard drive as an independent storage area. Thus, a drive of size 120GB might be used as several drives not as a single drive. The hard drive partition is helpful in installing an alternate Operating System. Most of the people create a separate hard drive partition for the Operating System by loading Operating System in the C drive. Other programs of your system might be loaded in to the drive D. Thus, users could reinstall the Operating System without lose of data in their system. Users might manage their hard drives better by creating multiple partitions of the large hard drives.
Following points might give users an idea about the role of hard drives and the tips to manage them in Windows 7:
- Role of disk management
- Role of hard drive partition
- Tips to manage hard drive partition
Role of disk management
Disk manager is a utility which helps to manage the disk of the system and volume contained. Disk management helps you to create volumes and format volumes in the system disk with the help of files FAT, FAT32 or NTFS. You might perform many tasks related to disk with out rebooting the system. Disk manager has many functions like extending the disk, reducing the volume of the disk, creates partitions, delete partitions etc. ’Resize or move’ feature in the disk manager makes these tasks simpler and easier.
Role of hard drive partition
The defined storage space of hard drive is called hard disk partition. A large hard disk might be divided in to several sectors for making the hard drive partition. Data might be stored more effectively using this hard drive partition. It is common to store the Operating System and other applications on one hard disk partition and other user data on other hard disk partition. Thus, the OS partition might be reformatted during a problem occurs with Microsoft Windows without affecting the data stored in other partition.
Tips to manage hard drive partition
You might divide the hard disk in to several partitions for the storage of data. You might divide the hard disk as C drive, D drive etc. A normal hard disk has the ability to store information in four partitions. Thus, using an extended partition users might create more than four partitionS. The first four partitions of the hard disk are called standard partitions. Extended partitions are referred to as logical partitions. You might manage your hard disk using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home. This partition manager helps to merge, split, resize and copy partition without losing data.
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