Thursday, October 18, 2012

How to craft a local drive in Windows 7

Earlier operating systems developed by Microsoft didn't have utilities for creating local drives. Microsoft made a great stride when they developed Windows 7 by adding features like utilities for creating drives. Users having basic computer knowledge can now create and manage local drives in their Windows 7 based computers. Local drives can be created in Windows 7 by partitioning hard drive. Along with that Microsoft assures improved security and enhanced Windows 7 tech support as this feature was developed exclusively for Windows 7.
Click on “Start” button in your desktop and choose “Control panel” from the window that pop up’s. Then select “System and Security” from control panel and go for “Administrative tools” which will ask for your username and password. Microsoft enabled this feature to prevent unauthorized management of your hard drive. This feature will only give access to the administrator of your system. Once you have entered password click on “Computer management”.
Choose the tab named “Disk management” from the left of computer management window. Inside “Storage” Windows will show the details of space split in your hard drive. It will brief you information about unallocated space on your hard drive. Choose unallocated space by right clicking on that and select “New simple volume”, a wizard will appear when clicked on new simple volume. Hit on “Next” and choose the size required for your drive. Windows have an option that will automatically use the maximum remaining unallocated space on your hard drive for creating a local drive unless you enter the amount of space that you desire. When you are done with entering the amount of space required click on “Next”.
Automated system in Windows will name your new local drive preceding the previous created drive. But if you wish to have a different letter then you can type in the alphabet as per your desire and press on “Next” to continue the process. Clicking on next will bring up options to format your new local drive. You can either format choosing the type of partition that you prefer or choose the option “Do not format this volume” and format it later before being used. Hit on “Next” and check if everything entered is according to your requirement and choose “Finish” button. Hang around patiently until Windows creates your new local drive.

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