How to Create Partition of Hard Drive in Windows 8

Simple, Self-Tested Steps to Create Partitions of Hard Drive in Windows 8 or 8.1

If you are using Windows 8 or 8.1, but still you have not created partition of hard drive, then you are making your data so unsafe. As if you have only one partition, including Windows, programs, boot files, documents, photographs, etc. when accidentally there is something wrong event occurs with your system, then you may lose your all data.

On the other hand, with hard drive partitioning you can make full use of disk space as well as enhance the safety of data as it present at different partition disk.  Additionally, partitioning a large drive can speed up the drive access time and make your computer run smoothly.

Simple steps to Create Hard Drive Partition:

Step 1: Press the Windows + S buttons from your keyboard to open Search field.

Press the Windows + S buttons

Press the Windows + S Buttons

Step 2: In the Search area type “Disk Management” and then press Enter key.

Type Disk Management and then press Enter

Step 3: Now click on the option Create and Format Hard Disk Partition and press Enter to open Disk Management window.

Click on the Create and Format Hard Disk Partition

Step 4: In the disk management window, simply Right Click on the existing Partition like C: and then select Shrink Volume.


       Right Click on the existing Partition and select Shrink Volume

Step 5: Now Right Click on new created Hard Drive Partition and then select option New Simple Volume.

Right Click on new created partition and select New Simple Volume

Step 6: From the New Simple Volume Wizard click on Next.


     Click on Next

Step 7: Now Specify Volume Size and then press Next Button.

Specify Volume Size and then press Next Button

 Specify Volume Size and then press Next Button

Step 8: Assign Drive Letter like D: and press Next Button.

Assign Drive Letter

 Assign Drive Letter

Step 9: To store data on the partition, you must format it first, so click radio button Format this volume and press Next Button.

click on radio button Format

click on Radio button Format this volume and press Next Button

Step 10: Click on Finish Button and Start enjoying new partition.

Click on Finish Button

 Click on Finish Button

Although, these steps to create hard drive partition of windows 8 or 8.1 are created and tested by myself, but In case you found any difficulty with these steps then you can comment us for help. Thanks for Reading!


Nisha Chauhan

Nisha Chauhan is a Technical writer since five years and working for that is a website to sort out technical issues in the smartest way. Her passion for making people self-learner keeps her self-motivated to write effective blogs. She has deep expertise in the topics she covers along with an undeniable passion to help the novice or learners who need reliable help and information with their technology, software, and social sites instantly.

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