How to Create New Partition with Free Software in Windows 10/8/7/XP?

February 13, 2017

Learn how to create new partition on GPT or MBR disk from C drive in Windows 10/8/7/XP with the help of free partition software AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

Why create new partition in Windows 10/7?

"Recently, I have been annoying by the question of how to make a new drive and I had searched in Google and forums. To my surprise, I find such question is here and there. Meanwhile, there are various kinds of partition products recommended for me. Which one should I choose?"

"Sometimes, I want to resize/create/delete drives, etc, but I'm not sure the security of data. There are kinds of editions about partition utility and I don't know which one is the best, because I am not familiar with them. Can you help me?"

"I have trouble in partitioning disk and I'm a beginner to use built-in Disk Management. I want to do some operations in my drives for better management. Is there any easy-to-use new partition create software for me?""

Making new partition on the hard drive helps manage data better. In some cases, hard drive comes with only one partition, normally C drive. It is known to all that placing personal files along with system programs is not a wise move. When system crushes, for instance, all important data are saved.

How to create new partition in Windows 10/8/7/XP safely and quickly?

From the problems above, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition is most suitable free partition software recommended for you! It has user-friendly interface and a computer novice can handle well. Meanwhile, you can make new partition, resize/delete/format/extend drives and so forth. It is a complete free partition manager that will work on GPT and MBR disks. What's more, it gives a best solution for Windows XP/2000/2003 (32bit and 64bit), because all of these operating system do not offer built-in management. Also, Windows 7/8/10 and Vista (32bit and 64bit) are supportable.

Here are two situations for you, one is creating new partition from C drive, and the other is creating new partition with unallocated space. Having done all the operations below, please download this freeware and launch it.

No free space on the disk

Step 1: Right click C: and choose the option "Create Partition".

Step 2: Drag the sliderbar or type in the new partition size. Then, click "OK". You can change the drive letter of new drive.

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Step 3: Click "Apply" on the toolbar and choose "Proceed" to commit.

Free space on the hard drive

Step 1: Right click the unallocated space and select "Create Partition".

Step 2: Choose the drive letter and file system you like. Drag the sliderbar to adjust the new drive size or choose the size on the column of Partition Size. Then, click "OK". In the processing of adjusting, you can change the location.

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Step 3: Do not forget to select "Apply" to commit.

Note: New partitions will be created without losing data during these two situations. In addition, it provides some powerful features, including create new partition, extend system drive without reboot, wipe hard drive and so on. Please refer to create partition in Windows 7 from C drive for more specific steps and screenshots.