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Partitioning a Hard Drive

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Partitioning a Hard Drive

  1. 1. PARTITIONING A HARD DRIVE GUIDELINES ON HOWTO PARTITION A HARD DRIVE BY CREATING, DELETING AND FORMATTING A PARTITION
  2. 2. DISK PARTITION
  3. 3. DISK PARTITION • an independent part of hard drive, in general, it has two partitions in one disk, one is used for installing operating system, another is used for storing data or files. • Commonly, you must partition a hard disk to store data when you purchased a new hard drive.
  4. 4. DISK MANAGEMENT
  5. 5. DISK MANAGEMENT • is an extension of the Microsoft Management Console that allows full management of the disk- based hardware recognized by Windows . • It is used to manage the drives installed in a computer - like hard disk drives (internal and external), optical disk drives, and flash drives. • This can also be used to partition drives, format drives, assign drive letters, and much more.
  6. 6. HOW TO PARTITION A HARD DRIVE?
  7. 7. THE MOST OF COMMON OPERATIONTO PARTITION A HARD DRIVE INCLUDES: * create * delete * format and * adjust partition sizeOften, the users who have a knowledge of computer, they would partition a hard drive in computer built-in function - disk management (size: 18.4MB)
  8. 8. COMMON OPERATIONS IN PARTITIONING A HD
  9. 9. COMMON OPERATIONS IN PARTITIONING A HD CREATE PARTITION ON A HARD DRIVE • Creating operation is so easy; you have two choices, the first one, use built-in disk management, the second, by  AOMEI Partition Assistant (PA). • If your disk space was all allocated, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition is the only solution to solve your difficulties. 1
  10. 10. STEPS: FIRSTLY: click right "My computer" on window, select "Manage" to open another window, find "storage" on the left, select "Disk management" on its Subdirectory. NOTE THAT THE OPERATIONS ON WINDOWS OF MICROSOFT NEARLY THE SAME AS THE OPERATION ON WINDOWS 7. SECONDLY: select "New Simple Volume" on the unallocated space you wish to create partition; here runs a New Partition Wizard to guide you achieve the work step by step. Refer to the following view:
  11. 11. COMMON OPERATIONS IN PARTITIONING A HD DELETE PARTITION ON A HARD DRIVE • To some unwanted partition, delete it to save your space for other use. Disk management just supports you to delete it without wiping data, if you need to wipe data permanently and anti-data recovery, don't hesitate and just try AOMEI Partition Assistant. 2
  12. 12. STEPS: Right click the unwanted partition and select "Delete Volume" to get the new window: NOTE: The new window gives you A choice, please select "Delete volume" according to your needs. Refer to the following view:
  13. 13. COMMON OPERATIONS IN PARTITIONING A HD FORMAT PARTITION OPERATION • When we need to change file system (such as reach the conversion between NTFS and FAT32) or wipe data fast, format partition is the method. Take a careful consideration before starting your formatting because all data on the partition could be cleared. 3
  14. 14. STEPS: Open your computer and select a drive, right click "Format". In the following view, mainly take D: drive for instance. NOTE: 1. Partition Label: Type a name if you like. 2. NTFS or FAT32: Choose NTFS or FAT32. 3. Cluster size: Change cluster size is not recommended here. Refer to the following view:
  15. 15. • Make partitions independent. Other partitions will not be broken when one partition destroyed. At the same time, make your data and file group easily. • Encrypt to protect data safety. Put all your cryptographic data to one partition, you just need to encrypt this partition rather than all partitions, to do so could not decrease the efficiency to visit other partitions. • (Note: you can't encrypt system partition for the normal operation of your OS). Why partition a HARD DRIVE
  16. 16. • Store similar program or games program to one partition, and label them a name to distinguish from others. For an office worker, for storing our files with classification, this is even more important to create more partitions. They will make us work more fluently and easily. • When you wish to dual boot or multiple boot, such as dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7, how could achieve it? Well, it is essential to create partitions. Why partition a HARD DRIVE

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