Partitioning a hard disk drive in Windows is useful if you want to better organize your information, get a computer tutorial in this free video.
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hi I'm Ross thanks for coming to expertvillage.com let's begin how do you partition your new hard drive go down to start click on run and type in di sk m GM t dot MSC click OK and be prepared to receive power for hard drive partitioning and formatting you can see from here i have AC drive that's partition in NTFS it says its status is healthy its capacity free size free space left is here and then there's a recovery partition that's on you that's in fat32 if I right click it gives me some options here so if you have a new hard drive what you can do is go up to it and click on it for instance here I have this one that's on an external drive this is one external drive I have partitioned it in four parts one two three four and i'm using them for different purposes and what you can do is you can independently just format that one partition that partition that data on there can be destroyed without interrupting any other data in the other partitions there are some advantages to having partitions