Now with Windows 7, you can for free resize a partition, either by shrinking it or extending it. With this feature, you can for example shrink the existing partition from the end of the volume to create new unallocated space that can
then be used for a new partition. Let's see how this is done easily with Windows 7.
To create a new partition, you will first need an unallocated space, definitely you will have this space when you shrink a volume as we did previously. On an unallocated space, right click it and then click on
New Simple Volume...
On the Welcome to the New Simple Volume Wizard page, click
Specify the amount of space you want to allocate to the newly created volume, keeping the default amount will create a new volume with the maximum available disk space. Once set, click on
On the Assign Drive Letter or Path page, assign a drive letter to the volume and click on
On the Format Partition page, choose to format the volume with an NTFS file system ( or whatever you desire ), type a volume label and select to perform a quick format then click on
On the Completing the New Simple Volume Wizard page,
review the selected settings and then click on Finish. If you want to make any changes, click on Back and commit the changes then come back to this page and click on Finish.
The new volume will be displayed along the other volumes.
If you opened Computer, you will see the newly created volume.
With Windows 7, and without the need for any 3rd party application, you can resize partitions, either shrinking or extending them.
[ This article is posted at ElMajdal.Net website : http://www.elmajdal.net/Win7/Resizing_Creating_New_Partitions_in_Windows_7.aspx ]