How to partition the Hard Disk Drive

Partitioning is a very necessary process to learn when you choose ‘Computer World’. There are many uses of Partitioning for different works to be completed. For Ex: For Installing Windows, To create new Partition, To decrease number of Partition on your system. Most of us know it but due to un-consistency in use of method of Partitioning we forget the method sometimes. To do partitioning ‘Windows Disk Manager’ utility is best for Windows and for Linux ‘GParted’ is used to Partition the Hard Disk Drive.

Partitioning is done by keeping the following thing in mind.

a] What is the size of the new partition you want?

b] See which partition have enough free space to create a new partition out of it.

c] Shrink that partition and create ‘Un-allocated Space’.

d] Convert that ‘Un-allocated Space’ into a new Partition.


1] Click on ‘Start’ button in your Windows.

Then Search ‘Create and Format’. Then you should see the option as shown in image. Select it, a new software will open. Actually it is Windows Disk Manager Utility. We are going to use this for partitioning.

2] Then you have to select the partition you want to shrink.

Then right click on that partition. Click on ‘Shrink Volume’.

3] Then the software will see for available space to shrink.

4] A new small Window will open. In third box Enter the size of new partition you want to create.

For EX: if you want 8GB Partition, enter 8000 . Then click ‘Shrink’ button.

5] You will see that there is a new black box created with the same size you entered in step 4.

This black box is called Un-allocated Space. That means that this space is not assigned to any partition. We can created many partitions with this ‘Un-allocated Space’.

6] Now we will create Partition from this ‘Un-allocated Space’.

Right click on the ‘Black Box’. Select the first option saying ‘New Simple Volume’.

7] A new window will open. Click ‘Next’.

8] In this step just click on ‘Next’ button.

9] In this window you can select the Drive Letter. For EX: J,K,L,D,T etc. from which are available. We will just click on ‘Next’ button.

10] In this last step just click ‘Finish’. Then you will see that your ‘Un-allocated Space’ has been converted into a new disk Partition.

11] Now you can see that we have our new partition right next to the partition we shrinked.


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Manish Garhwal

Manish is Article writer at Global Technology Updates. Loves Programming and Xiaomi. He is Xiaomi Software Repairer. Gaming is one of main part of his daily routine. He is currently Studying Computer Science Engineering in Thakur Shivkumar Singh Memorial Engineering College.

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