[Windows 8] How to split Hard Disk

Last Update Date : Jan 09. 2018

Partition and Disk Management

• Partition is a unit of a computer's hard disk split into virtual areas

• It is easy to manage data of hard disks with multiple partitions. Also, multiple OSs can be installed in such hard disks


Step 1
Click the Windows key and the X key simultaneously or right-click the left side of the Taskbar to open the Device Manager menu

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Window 8: To open Device Manager

To open Device Manager menu


Step 2

In the Management options, choose Disk Management
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Window 8: Choose Disk Management

Choose Disk Management



Assign partitions using the Disk Management


Step 1

Right-click the drive to split and reduce the volume
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Window 8: To split and reduce the volume of the drive

To split and reduce the volume of the drive


Step 2

Right-click on the unpartitioned portion to create a new simple volume
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Window 8: Create a new simple volume

To create new simple volume


Step 3

Change Volume Label, Allocation Unit Size and File System using the New Simple Volume Wizard
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Window 8: Items to change using the New Simple Volume Wizard

Items to change using the New Simple Volume Wizard

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