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How to Partition a Windows 10 Hard Drive

After updating to the latest Windows 10 OS, the hard drive has to be partitioned to make it available for the OS. So if there is only one partition, then you need to partition it to manage data more efficiently. Well, if you thought that partitioning is a very daunting task, then think again. It is not difficult to partition a hard drive, and the process mostly takes only a few minutes.

Hard Disk Partitioning

So how to partition Windows 10 hard drive?

With Windows Disk Management, you can partition the hard drive. So here is the tutorial which demonstrates how to create partitions in Windows 10 hard disk drive.

Before beginning with the partitioning process, you may want to backup your important data, to be on a safer side. Here’s how you can easily backup Windows 10 data.

  • First of all, you need to be logged in as Administrator in Windows 10 in order to create partitions
  • Next, in Windows Explorer, right click This PC, and click Manage
  • In the Computer Management window, select Disk Management from the left pane
  • On the right side, right-click the unallocated area of the hard drive in which partitions have to be made

(Note: If the entire hard drive space is assigned to C: drive while you installed Windows 10 OS, then you won’t have any unallocated space left. In spite of this, if you still want to create a new partition, then you have to shrink C: drive. Do this by right-clicking on C drive, selecting Shrink Volume option, and follow the instructions to free up space to get an unallocated area.)

  • Now right click on the unallocated space and click New Simple Volume
  • In the New Simple Volume Wizard box, click Next
  • In the Specify Volume Size page, specify the amount of space you wish to assign to the partition in the Simple volume size in MB field, and click Next to continue
  • In the Assign Drive Letter or Path screen, assign the drive letter and click Next
  • Now format the partition to the default file system NTFS in the Format Partition interface
  • Click Next On completion of the New Simple Volume Wizard page, finally click on Finish to complete creation of new partition in Windows 10

Wasn’t it simple? That’s it; you have created a partition on Windows 10 hard drive. Now you can efficiently manage to store data on the partitions you have created. Although, there are times when you might lose data stored on the partition due to partition corruption, format, deleting the partition by mistake, and so on. Under all these situations, you can easily recover partition in Windows 10 OS by using Partition Recovery tool.

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