Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Resize Windows Partitions

Ever wanted to re-size your windows hard drive partitions...??? Well here's the perfect guide to do so...

How To:

  1. Go to Disk Management.
    <Win>+R and type "compmgmt.msc"
    or Right-click Computer and select Manage.
  2. On the left tree select Disk Management under Storage.
  3. Select Your Hard Drive from the bottom partition list.
    Drive C: is usually the Disc0.
  4. Select the partition that you want to re-size.
  5. Right-click and select Shrink Volume.
  6. After the querying pop-up disappears a Shrink window will appear.
  7. Enter the amount of disk space you want the present partition to have.
    Confirm with Total size after Shrink field.
    The size will be in MB i.e., 100GB=100x1024MB.
  8. Press Shrink.
  9. After shrinking you will see a new partition with label - "Unallocated space" and black borders.
    This is the newly created empty partition.
  10. Right-click this partition and select New Simple Volume.
  11. Enter the drive letter and select Quick Format optionally.
  12. Complete the process.
  13. Voila New Partition.
  14. Profit...???
Warning: The maximum number of partitions possible in a windows boot configuration is limited to four. So do not attempt to create excess number of partitions. It may lead to severe errors and irrecoverable loss of information.

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