How to create hard disk partition on Windows 8

This tutorial explains the steps required to create simple hard disk partition on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Click the Settings option available on the Windows 8 Sidebar.

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Then click the Control Panel option under Desktop. In the Control Panel Window navigate to Administrative Tools option under System and Security settings.

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Click the Create and Format hard disk partitions under Administrative Tools.

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In the Disk Management window, right click on the Unallocated Disk and select New Simple Volume from the menu list.

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Click Next button to continue with the New Simple Volume Wizard.

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Specify the Volume size then click the Next button.

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Assign a drive letter for the new Volume and click the Next button.

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In the Format Partition step, choose the whether you want to format the Volume. In the above example, I have selected “Format this volume” option, choose “NTFS” for the File system and provided a Volume label also opted for a quick format.

Click the Next button will display the following confirmation screen.

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The process will be completed after clicking the Finish button and the new volume should be reflected in the Disk Management screen.

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