Creating PartitionsBy creating partitions on your harddisk you create multiple drives within one harddisk, this can dramatically increase the speed of your system. For the best results, every drive should be used for one purpose. The most effective way of creating partitions on a harddisk is to make a partition for the Operating System, one for the Program Files and one for media files(downloads, videos, audio, etc). Although there are various partitioning programs availabe we will be focusing on the build-in partitioning tool in Windows.
Note: Make sure you are partitioning an empty harddisk. We do not recommend creating a partition on a harddisk that has important data on it(like Windows) as there is a risk you will split the data between 2 or more partitions. For the best results you should reinstall Windows on a seperate partition.
Creating Partitions in Windows 7, Vista and XP
- Click on Start in the lower-left corner of your screen, then click on Control Panel
- Click on Administrative Tools in the window that pops up, then double-click on Computer Management
- In the window that pops up, double-click on Storage, then double-click on Disk Management
- Select the empty drive you want to partition
- Right-click on the unallocated space of the drive and select Make New Partition (if this option is not available click on Delete Partition first to make your drive available for partitioning)
- Follow the instructions of the Partition Wizard and create as many partitions as you want (not too many, as that might actually slow down your PC)