How to partition pen drives and harddisk drive in windows 7

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Is there a way to partition normal pen drives and hard disk drives into multiple drives so that I can use it for my Linux programming? How to do the partition of hard disks? Does Windows have built in option for formatting external hard disk and perform partition? If I am able to partition, will it get detected in all other PCs with different Operating systems such as Debian, Ubuntu, Windows and Mac? Are there any handy tools to perform this operation safely?

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How to partition pen drives and harddisk drive in windows 7


Follow the below steps to partition an external hard disk.

Step 1: Right click on ‘Computer’ icon on the desktop. Select Manage.

Step 2: Choose ‘Disk Management’ from storage option.

Step 3: If the volume is already allocated, then right click on the drive and click on delete.

Step 4: Make confirm the delete option by clicking ‘yes’.

Step 5: Right click on unallocated volume and select ‘New volume’.

Step 6: Enter the size of first partition in the box named as ‘Simple volume size in MB’. Select ‘Next’.

Step 7: select the drive letter from ‘Assign the following drive letter’. Click on ‘Next’.

Step 8: select the File system as NTFS, Allocation Unit Size as default and Volume label as your wish (You can give any name to that partition). Click on Next.

Step 9: Verify the information of new partition and click on ‘Finish’.

Step 10. All information will get updated in ‘disk Management’ utility.

Step 11. If you want to does further partition follow the steps from step 5.

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