How to format a New Hard Drive on a Windows Computer
Description: This article will show you how to format a new or unallocated hard drive. When hard drives are new they need to be formatted before they can be used.
Using the Windows Operating System:
- Open Disk Management. On Windows 8:
- Hold the Windows key and tap the letter X.
- Select Disk Management from the menu.
- Go to the Start menu, right-click on Computer, Select Manage.
- Select Disk Management in the left pane of the window.