This tutorial that I am sharing is to help those of you who want to partition their Windows hard drive. I used this TweakHound tutorial . Essentially what you are doing is resizing your original partition in order to create a new one.
STEP 1: Open Windows 8 Disk Management (Under Administrative Tools in Control Panel)
STEP 2: After it opens, you might see an "Initialize Disk" window. If this happens, choose your partition style for your hard drive.
* GPT if hard drive is 2TB or larger
* MBR if it is smaller than 2 TB
(skip if this screen doesn't appear)
STEP 3: Locate hard drive you want to partition from drive map at the bottom, right click and select "Shrink Volume" (Pic 1)
* Choose a size for your partition. Size is in MB and 1024 MB = 1GB. So if you want a 40 GB partition, for example, that would be 40960 MB.
* Subtract this amount from the total size of the drive you are shrinking. For example, if the total is 171,702, you would calculate this as 171702 - 40960 = 130742 for a 40 GB partition.
* Enter this amount where it says "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB: "
* Click Shrink. (Pic 2)
Now you will see an unallocated space in the bottom map. Right click and select "New Simple Volume". It should take you the the New Simple Volume Wizard. (Pic 3)
* Specify volume size. You can use all of it if you want or specify size. (Pic 4)
* Assign a Drive letter (Pic 5)
* Name your drive (Pic 6)
* Click Finish (Pic 7)