Make New Hard Drive Partition in Windows 8.1 with Disk Management Tool

Posted on Jul 17 2013 - 6:19pm by Shakila Nasreen

The users having only one partition on their Hard drive need to get more partitions in order to use the disk space fully and to be more comfortable to assort various types of documents and files. It also helps the users to make their systems work smoothly.

Reasons for Making Hard Drive Partition

The most common reason of making partitions is that you have only one partition and you want to divide your Hard Drive in various partitions to run your system smoothly. You can use one partition as a system section and other partitions can be used for saving data. It can upgrade the performance of your system and helps in managing your data more effectively.

The second reason is that you have bought a new Hard Drive and you want to create different partitions on it. Although you can use a third party software for this purpose, but personally, I would recommend you to perform this task through Windows 8.1 Disk Management tool.

Steps to Create Hard Drive Partition in Windows 8.1

Step 1: First you need to press “Windows” and “R” key together to open “RUN” option. Now type the command “diskmgmt.msc” in the box.

RUN in Windows 8.1Step 2: A Window will appear before you where you need to right click to the Drive C.

Disk Management in Windows 8.1Step 3: When some options appear, you need to click on the “Shrink Volume” option.

Shrink Volume Option in Windows 8.1Now the system will be searching for available shrink space for your new partition.

Search for Shrink Space in Windows 8.1Step 4: Now a pop-up window appear on the screen where you need to add a specific value for the space you want to shrink in Drive C.

Shrink C Drive in Windows 8.1Step 5: Now click the option “Shrink” and you will see a space available beyond C Drive. Now you need to right click on it and click on the option “New Simple Volume”.

New Space Volume in Windows 8.1Step 6: Now you will see a new partition on your Hard Disk in Windows 8.1. You can use it for saving data.