How to create and format a new partition (volume) in Windows 7?
Use the Windows-7 Disk Management to perform disk-related tasks such as creating and formatting partitions and volumes.
Open the "Computer Management" start the Windows-7 Explorer with keys [Win-Logo]+[E] and enter in the Address-Bar
"mmc.exe compmgmt.msc /s" and press ENTER. OR:
» "Start", » » "Control Panel", » "Administrative Tools", » » "Computer Management"
In the "Computer Management" you see now the "Disk-Management" (see Image-1).
Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then click "New Simple Volume" (see Image-1). In the New Simple Volume Wizard, click Next.
Then follow the Information in the "New Simple Volume Wizard" (See Image-2) "New Simple Volume Wizard" helps you to create a simple partition (volume) on a disk.
Image-1: Create and format a new partition (volume) in Windows-7!
Image-2: Windows-7 New Simple Volume Wizard!
Tip! To start Disk Management directly:
Over » "Start"
type in » Perform (Edit-Box) "diskmgmt.msc" [ENTER].
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Type the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then click Next.
FAQ 47: Updated on: January 23th 2014 22:39
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