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Aug 13, 2012

How to Create a New Partition in Microsoft Windows 7

If you want to add or organize your existing data in a way that it does not cause problems to your main hard drive (which is usually C), you can create a new partition and format it. Windows 7 does have this feature that lets you create a partition with a few easy clicks. Check the steps given below and do the same.
Click the Start button> type ‘computer management’ in the Start Search box. Right-click Computer Management in search results, click Run as administrator. If prompted, enter your admin password and proceed. 
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In Computer Management, click Device Management. You will see a list of existing partitions in your PC. You may also see an Unallocated space box (if there is some on your hard drive) besides the drive partition(s). If you only have one partition like C: drive in your Windows 7 PC and still don’t see the unallocated space, you can shrink it to spare some.
If you see some unallocated space besides your existing drive, right-click the box (of Unallocated space) and select New Simple Volume. The procedure is explained in the next steps. For now, skip to next steps to shrink an existing drive to free up space.
Right-click the C: drive (if your main OS directory is different, select that) and select Shrink Volume. On the Shrink dialog box, you will see the amount (in MBs) of data before shrink and amount of available space to shrink etc. Type the amount of space that needs to be shrunk in the Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB box.
You can use the Up or Down arrow to increase or decrease the amount of space. Before you click Shrink, make sure you do not exhaust the entire disk space. Leave some space in the drive to make sure it can accommodate some more data when needed. Click the Shrink button. Wait for the process to complete.
When done, you will see a new unallocated space box beside other disk drives. Right-click the Unallocated space box, click New Simple Volume. On the New Simple Volume Wizard window, click Next. You can now use the entire volume to create a new partition. click Next
Assign a letter to the new partition from the drop-down arrow. Click Next. In the Format Partition window, click the radio button beside Format this volume with the following settings. Select NTFS from the drop-down menu next to File system.
Leave the Allocation unit size to the Default and check the box beside Perform a quick format. Click Next and then Finish to exit the New Simple Volume Wizard window. A new drive letter will appear beside other drives in Disk Management. Exit the Computer Management window.

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