Make Partitions in Windows 10

Partitions in Windows 10

If you have just installed Windows 10 on your PC, you might want to partition it. Do you want to know simple ways how to do partitions in Windows 10 PC? The partition of OS helps you in better management of your files and data. In general, new Windows 10 will locate its system and program files in C drive. If you only have to partition, you need to partition the hard disk drive and create new partitions.

Now comes the question how to make partitions in Windows 10. This can be achieved by Windows 10 built-in Disk Management. A professional partition management tool can help. “DISKPART command-line tool” can help you out in doing this. This may be the best way to create partitions in Windows 10.

Follow the below steps to know how to make partitions in Windows 10:

Step 1: First, log on to your Windows 10 PC with an administrator account. (The process of creating partitions requires administrative privileges on the computer.)

Step 2: After that, click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar.

Step 3: On the left pane of the File Explorer window, right-click on “This PC”.

Step 4: From the context menu, click Manage.

Partitions in Windows 10

Step 5: On the opened Computer Management snap-in, from the left pane, click to select Disk Management under the Storage category.

Step 6: From the right pane, right-click the unallocated area of the hard disk drive in which you want to make partitions.

Note: If you have assigned the entirety of the hard drive’s space to the C: drive at the time of installing Windows 10, there will be no unallocated space left in the hard disk drive. After this happens and if you still want to create a new partition, you must shrink the C: drive by right-clicking it. For that, select the Shrink Volume option, and follow the on-screen instructions to free up some space and to get the unallocated area.

Step 7: From the context menu, tap on “Create Simple Volume”.

Partitions in Windows 10

Step 8: Then a New Simple Volume Wizard box appears on a welcome page. Now click Next.

Step 9: On the Specify Volume Size page, in the available Simple volume size in MB field, specify the amount of space you want to assign to this new partition. (Make sure to specify the space in megabytes. For instance, 10240 MB for 10 GB. 1 GB = 1024 MB.)

Partitions in Windows 10

Step 10: Click Next to continue.

Step 11: Now appears the Assign Drive Letter or Path page, leave everything as it is (for simplicity), and click Next. (If you are an advanced user, you can choose a drive letter of your choice from the available Assign the following drive letter drop-down list.)

Partitions in Windows 10

Step 12: On the Format Partition page, choose the settings of your preference. (If you are not sure what to choose, leave the default settings intact.)

Partitions in Windows 10

Step 13: Click Next to proceed.

Step 14: On the Completing the New Simple Volume Wizard” page, click on Finish to create a new partition in the hard disk drive.

This is a way to make partitions in Windows 10 PC. Hope this will help you in making partitions on your Windows 10 PC or Laptop.


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