This article covers two methods to create a primary partition - DiskPart (built-in tool, complete) and EaseUS Partition Master Free(third-party software, easy).
Need to Create Partition Primary?
Creating a primary partition is essential in installing an operating system on a computer. By creating a primary partition, you can effectively divide your hard drive into separate sections, which can help to improve organization and performance. A primary partition can also be a security measure, preventing unauthorized access to critical data.
DiskPart is a text-mode disk partitioning utility included with Microsoft Windows. It allows users to create, delete, and format disk partitions and modify other attributes. DiskPart can create primary or extended partitions on both MBR and GPT disks.
See DiskPart Create Volume:
Step 1. Open Command Prompt on your Windows PC.
- Press Windows + R to launch the "Run" box.
- Type "cmd" and click "OK".
- Or you can search "Command Prompt" in the search box.
Step 2. Type diskpart and press Enter.
Step 3. On the Diskpart window, type the following commands:
list disk (CMD will list all storage devices currently used so you can know your targeted disk on which you want to create a primary partition.)
select disk X (X is the disk number you've chosen on the last step, like select disk 1.)
create partition primary size=X (If you want to create an extended or logical partition, the command will be "create partition extended" or "create partition logical".)
assign letter=X (Assign a new letter for the storage devices, like D, E, F. To avoid controversy, you can check all drive's letters on the File Explorer - This PC -> Devices and Drives)
DiskPart Create Partition/Volume Tutorial
- 3:40 Create the Volumes
DiskPart does a great job creating a primary partition, but it has limitations, especially for beginners.
- Hard to use for beginners: you should have the administrator authority first and then type the correct commands one by one. (We've received many emails about entering the wrong command or complaining about how to set up partition size.)
- You can not manually stop the operation.
- It cannot extend the system volume.
To skip those limitations, using another partition creator is a responsible way. You are lucky. EaseUS Partition Master is an easy and professional partition manager which provides a user-friendly interface and features for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Server users. You can finish creating volume in three steps.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select "Create".
Step 2. Adjust the partition size, file system (Choose the file system based on your need), label, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue.
Step 3. Click on the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button and create a new partition by clicking "Apply".
Watch the following video tutorial and learn how to create a partition in NTFS, FAT, or EXT file system.
Diskpart is a built-in disk tutility that offers multiple ways to assist you creating partition and handling volumes in Windows 11/10. Our article shows you how to use Diskpart to create partition and other Diskpart commands.
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How do I create a primary partition in disk management?
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To create a partition with unallocated space:
1. Right-click the Windows icon and select Disk Management.
2. Select the disk on which you want to create a partition.
3. Right-click the unallocated space and select New Simple Volume from the list.
4. Set the file system and click Next.
Is c drive a primary partition?
When a computer is first switched on, the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) loads information about the computer's boot process from the Master Boot Record (MBR) located on the hard drive's primary partition. The primary partition is typically designated as the C drive. From the MBR, the BIOS passes control to the bootloader, which loads the operating system. In most cases, the primary partition contains all the essential files needed to start the operating system, including the kernel, drivers, and system files. As a result, it is typically only possible to delete or format the primary partition by damaging the operating system.
What is a primary partition in Windows 10?
A primary partition is a type of partition used to store the operating system and its files. In Windows 10, the primary partition is typically the C: drive. The primary partition can be created during the Windows installation process, or it can be created after Windows has been installed.
How do I create a primary and extended partition?
You must use a third-party partitioning tool to create a primary and extended partition. Once you have launched the tool, you must create an extended partition first. You can create one or more primary partitions within the extended partition. You can create as many logical partitions as you like within the extended partition, but you can only have four primary partitions on a disk. Creating primary and extended partitions allows you to organize your disk and use it more efficiently.
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