Setting up Partition in Windows® 7
Get to know more on setting up partition in Windows 7
A hard disk partition is a defined amount of space allocated on a hard drive that can be used to store data in a specific file system format. Windows 7 is the latest and most advanced version of the Windows OS series from Microsoft and packs many highly functional features that help manage system configuration better. Windows operating system supports dividing of the hard drive into different partitions and these partitions will be having their own formats in which the data is stored. Partitioning a hard drive will help store data better or in a more organized way and also helps in preventing mass data loss. Windows 7 disk management tool is a very effective onboard utility that helps users to perform advanced functions related with hard drive and other system storage devices. The users can format, change drive letter, shrink, extend and remove or add new volumes on hard disk using Windows 7 disk management tool.
Here is more on setting up partition in Windows 7:
- Windows 7 Control Panel
- Administrative Tools & Disk Management Menu
- Setting up Partition
Windows 7 Control Panel
Windows 7 has an abundance of disk management options that can be easily used for partitioning the system hard drive and other compatible storage devices. Windows 7 disk management options can be accessed via the 'Control Panel' menu. All users are advised to login as administrator and open the 'Control Panel' using 'Start' menu.
Administrative Tools & Disk Management Menu
The administrative tools menu in Windows 7 Control Panel provides users with a number of options that can be used to manage the critical working configuration of the system. The users who are attempting to setup partition should open the computer management menu inside the administrative tools folder and then select the disk management option from the Computer Management menu.
Setting up Partition
The disk management menu will display storage devices connected with the system. The users can choose the desired volume using the highlight options. The users can open the partition from which a new partition should be created and use shrink volume option to reduce size of the selected partition. Doing so will create a new unallocated space or raw partition. The user should now select the free space on the drive and open its right context menu to create new partition. The users will be prompted to enter disk space used for creating partition and can also choose the format in which the drive will be set up. The drive letter and partition name can also be selected and click 'Apply'. Doings so will create a new healthy partition in Windows 7.
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