Create partitions and learn how to fully partition a hard drive in Windows 8

If you need to make room for new media, here’s how you would create partitions in Windows 8 easily without 3rd-party tools.

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Disk management has always been one of the strengths of Windows and this doesn’t change. If you’re having problem to partition a drive, follow this tutorial. Yes, there are various partition programs that allow you to create partitions quickly, but Windows 8 is capable of doing it all.

Creating a partition in Windows 8 is easy!

1. In your Metro Start Menu, click on the lower left corner and the Start menu pops up. Click on Search.

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2. Next, type compmgmt.msc in the Search App box. Click on compmgmt icon on the left side.

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3. Next, Computer Management window opens. On the left side, click on the Disk Management.

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4. Next, Right-click on the unallocated space and then select New Simple Volume.

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5. Next, the New Simple Volume Wizard starts. Click on the Next to continue.

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6. Next, adjust the new volume size and click on the Next button.

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7. Next, select the drive letter and click Next.

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8. Next, select ‘Format this volume with the following settings’ and check ‘Perform a quick format’ and Enter the Volume Label. Click Next when done.

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9. Finally, click on the Finish button. That are the complete steps to partition a hard drive in Windows 8.

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Conclusion

It is quite easy to partition in Windows 8 unlike earlier version of Windows.

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