How to split a hard disk on windows 8?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
October 9, 2014
How to split a hard disk on windows 8?

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How to split a hard disk on windows 8?

There is an opinion that it is impossible to break a hard disk into parts without the use of extraneous programs, but this is a delusion. Now we will explain how to perform this operation in Windows 8.

Sometimes users are faced with the fact that they fail to break the hard disk into parts. This may be due to the fact that the protection system is enabled, so make sure that all antiviruses on your computer are disabled.

To split the hard drive on a computer with the windows 8 operating system into parts, you need to perform the following points:

  1. So, first you need to go to the "Disk Management" menu. To do this, press the keys Windows + R. After that, a window opens in which you need to register diskmgmt.msc and press "Enter".
  2. Then you get to the "Disk Management" or "Windows Disk Utility", if the system language is English. Keep in mind to create disk partitions, you must have free space on it. To do this, compress the hard drive.
  3. Right-click on the disk that you will be sharing, and select "Compress Volume" or "Shrink Volume". For example, if you want to create a 1 gigabyte partition, enter 1000 megabytes in the text box.
  4. After this item a window will appear in which you need to specify how much memory you want to allocate for the new disk partition and how much to leave for the old one. To share the disk correctly, look at the amount of information you want to store on the new disk partition and create a new disk with the same size or a little more - just enter the required quantity.
  5. Next, create a new disk, right-click on the area of ​​unallocated space and select "Create a simple volume" or "New Simple Volume" (the volume is a disk). Then the wizard for creating simple volumes starts. In this wizard, select any letter for the new disk.
  6. Next, select the file system on the disk and think up a name for the new hard disk partition.
  7. To create a section, click "Finish".

To make sure that a new partition has been created, open My Computer. There you will see all the drives that you have.