Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tips: How to partition the hard drive using the shrink volume feature

In this article, let’s discuss about creating a new partition by changing the size of an existing partition on the hard drive of the computer. You can partition the hard drive using the Shrink feature in the Disk Management window to shrink an existing partition or volume to create unallocated disk space. Therefore, you can create a new partition from the unallocated space without performing the recovery.
Now, let’s go to the steps.
•    In order to perform these steps, you should log in as the administrator of the computer.
•    If you wish you can use any software to partition the hard drive.
•    Click on the control panel window and select System and Maintenance or System and Security.
•    Then, select Administrative Tools.
•    Here, you will be prompted for an administrative password or a User Account Control settings. Therefore, enter the password or click continue.
•    Now, you can view the Computer Management window in the Administrative Tools window.
•    You may also right click on the computer icon and select manage.

•    Then, follow the other steps as follow.
•    In the  Computer Management Window on the left pane, click Disk Management under storage.
•    Then, right click the partition you wish to shrink and then click Shrink Volume.
•    You can enter the amount of space to shrink in MB in the Shrink Window.

•    After entering the size of the new partition, it is required to click the Shrink button.
•    Then, you can assign a drive letter after formatting the drive.