5.2.4.7 Lab – Create a Partition in Windows 7 and Vista (Answers)

5.2.4.7 Lab – Create a Partition in Windows 7 and Vista (Answers)

Introduction

In this lab, you will create a FAT32 formatted partition on a disk. You will convert the partition to NTFS. You will then identify the differences between the FAT32 format and the NTFS format.

  • Computer running Windows 7 or Vista
  • Un-partitioned space of at least 1 GB on the hard disk drive

Step 1: Start the Computer Management Utility.

Note: You must have administrative rights to work with the Computer Management Utility.

a. Click Start.

b. Click Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

c. In the Computer Management window, click Disk Management.

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Step 2: Create a new disk volume in the free space

a. Right-click on the block of Free Space or Unallocated space, then click New Simple Volume.

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b. The New Simple Volume Wizard window opens. Click Next.

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c. The Specify Volume Size window opens. Type 2000 in the Simple volume size in MB field, and then click Next.

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d. Click the Assign the following drive letter: radio button. Select I from the drop-down menu, and then click Next.

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Note: You may need to substitute different drive letters for the letters shown in this lab.

e. Click the Format this volume with the following settings: radio button. Select FAT32 from the File system drop-down menu, and then click Next.

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f. The Completing the New Simple Volume Wizard window opens. Click Finish.

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g. The Computer Management window displays the status of the NEW VOLUME. Close the Computer Management window.

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Step 3: Open the Computer window to review information about the new disk partition.

a. Click Start > Computer to open the Computer window.

b. Click to highlight the NEW VOLUME (I:) drive and basic information about the drive will appear at the bottom of the Computer window.

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What type file system is used on the NEW VOLUME (I:)?
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How much Free Space is shown?
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c. Right-click the NEW VOLUME (I:) drive, then select Properties.

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d. The NEW VOLUME (I:) Properties window opens.

List the tabs found in the NEW VOLUME (I:) Properties window.
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e. On the General Tab, rename the volume from NEW VOLUME to ITE, and then click OK.

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Step 4: Create a text document and save it to the ITE drive.

a. Click ITE (I:) in the left panel of the Computer window, then right-click anywhere in the white space of the right panel.

b. Click New > Text Document.

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c. Rename the New Text Document to ITE Test Document and press Enter.

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d. Right-click on the ITE Test Document and choose Properties. This opens the ITE Test Document Properties window.

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What tabs are listed in the ITE Test Document Properties window?
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e. Click OK to close the ITE Test Document Properties window. Close the Computer window.

Step 5: Convert the ITE Volume from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data.

a. Click Start, then type cmd in the search field just above the start button. Right-click on the command program that appears, and click Run as administrator.

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b. The Administrator: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe window opens. At the command prompt, type convert I: /fs:NTFS and then press Enter.

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c. You will be prompted to enter the current volume label for drive I:. Type ITE and press the Enter key.

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d. Review the information displayed by the convert command. To close the Administrator: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe window, type exit at the command prompt and then press Enter.

Step 6: Open the Computer window to work with the ITE volume.

a. Click Start > Computer to open the Computer window.

b. Right-click on the ITE (I:) volume, and select Properties from the drop down menu.

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What type of File System is used for the ITE (I:) drive?
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What are the tabs in the ITE (I:) Properties window?
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When the volume was FAT32, there were seven tabs. What are the names of the new tabs that were added after the volume was converted to NTFS?
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c. Click Cancel to close the ITE (I:) Properties window.

Step 7: Display the properties of the ITE Test Document.

a. In the left pane of the Computer window, click ITE (I:).

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b. Right-click on the ITE Test Document, then select Properties from the drop down menu.

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What are the tabs in the ITE Test Document Properties window?
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When the volume was FAT32, there were three tabs. What is the name of the new tab that was added after the volume was converted to NTFS?
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c. Close all open windows.

Reflection

Why is there an additional Security tab in the properties windows for documents stored on an NTFS volume?
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