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Partitioning with the Disk Management Console

By setting the right partition structure on your hard drive, you will have a solid foundation for managing your files and running your system in a stable manner. If you decide to install a new operating system or add a new hard drive, you will have to deal with the partitioning of your disk. A partition is simply a section of your hard drive devoted to a specific task, such as storing data. Each hard drive has to be partitioned and formatted before it can be used. On Windows 8, 7 and Vista you can even alter partitions once Windows has been installed using the Disk Management Console, but on XP you will need to use a third-party tool, both approaches are covered in this article.

Category: Hardware
Issue: 2014 Issue 5 May/June
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Article Reference: P090

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