How to Partition Hard Drive without Formatting


Windows is a very easy to use and very sophisticated operating system that comes with loads of features. Windows is such an OS that has all kind of software available on the web. No matter, what kind of problem you are in but you can certainly get rid of that issue within minutes. There are several ways to get Windows on your laptop. For example, you can download Windows from Microsoft website. Also, some Windows laptop manufacturers offer Windows with their laptops.

Suppose, you have purchased a new laptop which comes with pre-installed Windows 10 or any other version of Windows. When you get such laptop, you will get all the hard drive space implemented into the C drive or system drive. For instance, suppose, you have 1TB hard disk with the laptop. Therefore, you cannot find any other drive or partition except system drive or C drive and Recovery Drive.

Now, of course, you need to partition your hard drive to store different things. Otherwise, if you store all the documents or any other things on your C drive, you will lose that when your PC will get into trouble. Therefore, if you want to partition hard drive without formatting, here is a simple trick.


When you need to partition your hard disk, the general method is to delete the current volumes and create a new one. However, if you do that, your documents will be removed from your PC, and you may have to reinstall your Windows in this case.

To solve this issue here is a simple trick that will let you partition the hard drive or C drive without formatting that. You do not need any other third party software or anything else. The inbuilt option of Windows is more than enough to get things done.

Partition Hard Drive without Formatting

This is very easy and not much time consuming. At first, Right click on My Computer or This PC and click on Manage. You should get Computer Management window on your screen. On your left-hand side, you will get Disk Management under Storage category. Click on that to open similar options.

Here, you should get all the partitions on your screen. Right click on your C Drive and select Shrink Volume option.

How to Resize C Drive without formatting

You should get a popup window like this,

Partition Hard Drive without Formatting

Enter the space in the blue highlighted box. This is going to be the new volume memory. Use a calculator, keep enough space for C drive and enter the rest of the amount in that box.

Following that, you will get the option to create new simple volume, enter drive letter, and more others.

That’s it! This is as simple as said. Hope this little tutorial would be helpful for you.