Formatting A Hard Drive In Windows 8

Written by: Dogar Sahab - Published: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - Comments

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How to Format Hard Disk in Windows 8

Why Would You Format a Hard Disk?

Whenever you attach new hard drive to any Microsoft Windows 8 computer your first step is to create partitions and format them accordingly. The fact is that whenever you create a partition in Microsoft Windows 8, the wizard automatically allows you to format it by providing appropriate specifications.

In Microsoft Windows 8 you can also format any newly created partition on the same hard disk where your Windows is installed and as mentioned above, you can also attach a new hard disk and create partitions in it if you need additional storage space.

Whatsoever the case is, if you want to format any attached hard disk in Windows 8 you are required to follow the steps given below:
1 Logon to Windows 8 computer on which new hard disk is attached. Make sure that you logon using an account that has administrative privileges.
2 From the appeared options click on Desktop.
Click on Desktop Icon
3 On the desktop screen right click on Computer icon and from the available context menu click on Manage.
Click on Manage Option
4 On Computer Management snap-in click on Disk Management from the left pane and from the right pane right click on the hard disk that has unallocated space.
5 From the appeared context menu click on New Simple Volume.
Click on New Simple Volume Option
6 On the opened Welcome page click on Next button to continue.
7 On Specify Volume Size page specify the size of the new partition in MB in the available space and click on Next button.
Specify New Volume Size (in MB)
8 On Assign Drive Letter or Path window click on Next button leaving everything as default.
9 On Format Partition window click on Next button to continue. Optionally you can check Perform a quick format checkbox to expedite the format process.
Check Perform a quick format Checkbox (Optional)
10 On the next page click on Finish button to initiate the process.
Click on Finish Button

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