How To Partition A Hard Disk Without Formatting

  • In this article, you will learn how to create partitions on your hard disk without losing any data and without the need for any additional software to do so.
  • This method works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. If you have a single partition on your Laptop or your Computer, then this partition can be extended to create more partitions.
To create a partition follow the steps given below
  • Go to Control Panel ( Start -> Control Panel ).
  • Go to System and Security and in Administrative Tools Click on “Create and Format Hard Disk   Partitions”
  • The disk management Window shows all the disks and various partitions available on you machine. To create a partition from an existing partition right click on any partition and select “Shrink Volume”.
  • Now Enter the amount of space you want to shrink. This must be equal to the size of the new partition that needs to be created.
  •  Once the volume is shrunk, an unallocated disk will appear in the list of partitions. Now Right Click and  Select New SimpleVolume and follow the steps to create a new Partition

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