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Please follow these instructions to create a new partition on your current hard drive
right click on your hard drive
select shrink volume
enter the amount of space you want for your new partition
you will then see a section saying unallocated space
right click unallocated space
select new simple volume
select the amount of space you want for your new volume and select next
select a letter to assign to the new partition then select next
in the volume label box type the name you want for your new partition
select next and then finish and wait for the format to finish
You have just successfully created a new partition
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Hard drive volumes are can be partitioned to adjust sizes.
The hard drive space that's available after device installation depends on two factors;
the actual manufactured size of the hard drive, and the number and size of the partitions created on the hard drive.
Partitioning a hard drive splits the total manufactured space into sections, each listed as a separate device by your computer's operating system.
It's used primarily as a method of turning larger hard drives into more manageable sections of storage.
There are times when the chosen partition size is no longer adequate to your needs.
You can quickly change the partition size of the drive using the administrative tools of your operating system when this occurs.
The data will remain intact and the newly sized partitions are instantly available for use.
Press the "Start" button located on the taskbar on the bottom of the Windows 7 desktop. Select the "Control Panel" from the Start menu to open the Control Panel window.
Type "administrative tools" into the search box of the Control Panel window.
Click on the Administrative Tools link revealed in the Control Panel window to open the Administrative Tools window.
Double-click on the "Computer Management" option listed among the Administrative Tools in the rightmost panel of the Administrative Tools window.
Select "Disk Management" in the Storage subcategory listed in the left panel of the window.
A display will appear listing all of the hard drives contained in your system and hard drive information, including the sizes of the current partitions contained on the drives as well as the available space of the drives.
Right-click on the drive partition you wish to change in the lower panel of the window. ''Choose a size option, either "Extend Volume" or "Shrink Volume."
Use "Extend Volume" to enlarge the size of the partition.
There is a limit to the maximum size of the partition, based on the amount of free space contained on the drive. Select "Shrink Volume" to shrink the size of a partition.
Select the new partition size and then select the "Enlarge" or "Shrink" button to complete the resizing process.
If you've already allocated all of your hard drive space to multiple partitions, you will have to shrink one partition on the drive in order to create free space for enlarging another partition.
The newly sized volume is immediately ready for use.
or you could use a third party software program
Hope this helps
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