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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Creating New Volumes

Disk Management allows you to create three kinds of new volumes—simple, spanned, and striped. You’ll find the commands for creating these new volumes in the graphical pane of the Disk Management console.

Creating a New Simple Volume

To create a new simple volume on a basic or dynamic disk, you need free space on the disk. In Disk Management, free space is identified by a black bar and the label Unallocated. If you add a new hard disk to your system, the entire disk is available for use, and the display in Disk Management’s graphical pane will look something like this:

Creating a New Simple Volume

You can choose all or part of the available space for use as ...

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