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Partitioning your hard drive in Windows Vista This manual will show you the steps necessary to partition your hard drive on a windows vista computer.

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What you will need A. A computer with a Windows Vista operating system B. A hard drive large enough to be partitioned (Larger than 10 gigabytes)

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Step 1 Right click on the Computer button on the start menu and select Manage 3

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Step 2 Left click on Disk Management on the Computer Management Screen 4

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Step 3 Right click on the primary partition Disk 0 and select Shrink Volume‌ 5

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Step 4 Enter the size of the desired partition then click Next

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Step 5 Right click on the new unallocated space and select New Simple Volume‌ 7

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Step 6 Click Next on the New Simple Volume Wizard menu

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Step 7 Click Next on the Specify Volume Size menu

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Step 8 Assign a drive letter from the drop down menu and click Next

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Step 9 Format the volume as NTFS and name the partition then click Next 11

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Step 10 Review the selected settings then click Finish

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Step 11 Verify that the partition shows up in the Computer Management dialog box with the right settings 13

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Partition Created

• Now the new partition will show up in My Computer

• You can now write to and read from your new partition

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Technical Manual  

Windows Vista hard drive partitioning