Format Windows 10


Formatting the hard drive means erasing everything that’s on your hard drive. Then Windows 10 can write data and read data from it. Confirm you have partition the hard drive in Windows 10 if you want to format your hard drive.

You may meet some situations which cause you to format Windows 10 hard drive in your daily life. For example, your partition has been ruined by viruses or you try to upgrade your present hard drive to a larger one or there are a few bad sectors and you plan to wipe them from your PC, you must format it and then you are allowed to save data on it. We show you how to format the hard drive in Windows 10 to satisfy the demand as follows.

Disk Management

In Windows 10, Disk Management is a built-in tool. It enables you to create, extend, shrink, delete, format partition without rebooting system. You should open Disk Management if you want to use this tool format the hard drive by one of the following ways at first.

  • Tap start menu and then type Disk Management to search
  • Right tap This PC>Manage>Disk Management
  • Press “windows + R” to open the command line and then enter “diskmgmt.msc” to launch Disk Management
  • Tap start menu and type cmd to open command line and then input compmgmt.msc and then click Enter

Step1: Open Disk Management, right tap the partition you need to format (partition D) and then choose Format.


Step2: You can set file system and cluster size in the pop-up window and then tap OK.


In Windows, by using Disk Management only the partition whose size is smaller than 32GB can be formatted from NTFS to FAT32. On concord, if your partition is larger than 32GB, you hope to format from NTFS to FAT32. How can you do?

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free software. It is designed for partition management. It helps you to format the hard drive in Windows 10 even you format partition larger than 32GB from NTFS to FAT32.

Before you do:

  • You can use the free backup software before you format AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup data.
  • OS works properly in order to make sure, AOMEI Partition Assistant doesn’t allow you to boot partition and format system partition. Nevertheless, if you do need to boot partition or format system partition you should do the below step.
  • you need to create a bootable media with AOMEI Partition Assistant first. After that, you can format these partitions by entering Bootable Media.
  • Start order should be reset in this situation of your computer from the original location to the bootable media you created.
  • You also need to change the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) settings of your PC sometimes to do this.

Step1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it. Choose the partition you want to format and select Format Partition.


Step2: You can set the type of file system, the size of the cluster in the pop-up window. Then tap OK.


Step3: Please tap Apply to execute the operations. You can successfully format the hard drive in Windows 10.


Formatting doesn’t actually really erase the data. Because anybody can recover data from the formatted partition with software. You can use wipe partition in this software in order to protect your personal information. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard allows you migrate OS to SSD apart from these features. Convert disk between MBR and GPT, make bootable CD and more useful features.

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