By AOMEI / Last Updated February 25, 2020

It is not always better with a big hard disk than a small one. Now, many hard disk manufacturers by factory formatted with a single partition. In order to optimize the performance of computer, rational hard disk partition configuration is necessary. If you divide hard disk into several partitions, you can store data by classification and it makes files management much easier and Windows system run faster than before.

“I don’t know how to free divide disk into different drives on Windows XP professional installed on my computer.”

“I'm using a Windows 8 in my laptop, but there is only one disk hard drive (Disk C). How can I divide it into another disk? I am worrying that when I save something from Internet into my DISK C, the viruses may harm my computer.”

There are several questions on how to divide disk. Disk Management built-in Windows system works well on new brand hard disk or formatted disk, but performs poorly for drives that already saved applications or other data. If you can backup all your data into movable hard disk with the help of AOMEI Backupper, this tool might be useful. But the process is quite complicated and time consuming.

So finding a free divide disk toolkit is quite important. Free partition manager – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition allows users to divide hard disk easily and safely. It owns many features to do disk management well, and during the process of operation, it provides security for important data. Referring to divide disk, Partition Assistant can achieve this goal simply with “Create partition” feature, even if you have installed system or important data on it. AOMEI Partition Manager also can resize your partition without data loss.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard edition is totally free for Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (both 32 and 64bit) users. The following is the step by step tutorial of dividing disk into several partitions.

First, download AOMEI Partition Assistant and launch it. Then you can see all the information of partitions.

Main Interface

Second, right click the partition to choose “Create partition”, in the pop up window, you can move the slider bar to resize the partition.

Create Partition
Resize Partition

Third, do not forget to “Apply”.