Hard drive is storage device where to save the data and files, and we can utilize the
disk within the computer by creating drive. Most of the users will partition their
own hard drive to two partitions or more to ensure a variety of data can be
classified storage, so as to avoid a risk of data loss. While operating system
partition crashed, we can again install a new system to repair it but this does not
affect the data on the other partitions. If all the data are placed in the operating
system partition when system was attacked by virus or cannot enter into the Windows,
it is a troublesome work to recover your data or documents and on the other hand,
who would like to spend time in such work.
Someone asked "I installed Vista in the C: drive, and there is only one partition on
the disk, I decided to install another new system Windows 7 to the disk, how to do?
I can’t create a new partition on
the disk due to no unallocated space."
Besides, your work depends on computer heavily. In your work, you have many different
files, in order to distinguish the different categories of files to make your work
efficiently; you need to create more partitions to manage your files. However, you
do not know the way to solving the problem.
Under these situations, the majority of people will choose Disk Management to solve
problems which they may come cross. But unfortunately, the built-in tool in Windows
can’t do repartition. Actually, we can repartition a hard drive into desired sizes
on the basis of data security and without re-installing Operating System, but this
may need to use 3rd party tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant, the professional Windows
partition manager to repartition a hard drive.
AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional (PA Pro) is a powerful solution to allow you experience with
all features such as resize/move partition, merge partitions, split partitions,
allocate free space, clone disk, copy partition, dynamic disk management and so on.
It can work wonderfully on hardware RAID and Windows 7/8/2000/XP/Vista operating
systems (Both 32bit and 64bit). Your all data on the disk can be completely
protected when all operations is being processed. This utility can repartition a
hard drive easily to help junior users to manage their disk.
Here are the steps you have to follow to repartition a hard drive (shrink big
partition and create a new partition without losing data) through resizing operation
To begin, you need to Free Download AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional (PA Pro) (size: 18.4MB)
Install AOMEI Partition Assistant, run it as administrator privileges and get
Windows partition manager main interface:
2. Right click on the C: drive you want to repartition and select "Resize
Partition" from the shortcut menu.
3. Shrink partition: drag the right slider bar of C: partition leftwards to
release some unallocated space as we wish and then click "OK":
4. After the C: drive has been shrunk, and we can make a new partition in
unallocated space to keep classified data. Right click unallocated space and choose
"Create Partition" option to get new window as following, it will guide you specify the
new partition info, after that, click "OK":
5. After completing all operations, please do not forget to click "Apply" button
(on the toolbar) to change the operations to physical disk. After restarting the
computer, you will see the changes:
P.S. To achieve shrinking system drive, the software will require you to
restart your computer to do these operations in a PreOS mode.
In addition, you can get AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition - server partition magic if you
want to manage hard drive and repartition a hard drive for your Windows Server
2000/2003/2008/2012. However, if you are a personal user or business PC owner work
on Windows 8.1//8/7/2000/XP/Vista, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional (PA
Pro) is a good choice to service for you. Please click the link to download.