While working with Windows Operating System, the “divide and rule” policy greatly works. Windows users can divide their hard disk into as many number of partitions as they want and even have an option of formatting any particular drive. This is important for keeping a backup on a new drive, and even any other version of Windows can be installed on any one of these formatted partitions. Also, formatting a particular partition allows the users to create more free space that can be reused for storage purposes. Just simply follow the below steps for better organization of the data kept on your PC hard-drive and to know how to create and format a partition on a Windows Vista-based PC:
1. Click on the “Start” button
2. Select “Control Panel”
3. Click on “System and Maintenance”
4. Click on “Administrative Tools”, and then double-click on “Computer Management” and then click “Continue” in the User Account Control dialog box
5. Double click on “Storage”, and then double click on “Disk Management”
6. Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then click “New Simple Volume”
7. In the “New Simple Volume Wizard”, click on “Next”
8. Type the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then click “Next”
9. Accept the default drive letter or choose a different drive letter to identify the partition, and then click “Next”
10. In the “Format Partition” dialog box, you can either:
11. Click “Do not format this volume”, and then click “Next” if you don’t want to format the volume right now
12. Review your choices, and then click “Finish”
This is one of the greatest features of Windows that enables the users to easy create and/or delete a new volume disk in their computer. These steps will help you in creating or deleting as many partitions as you want for better disk-space management.
Just in case you need a visual view of the above steps, you can also refer to the video link provided below to thoroughly understand the process to create and format a partition on a Windows Vista-based PC.