In this page, we'll guide on how to partition in Windows 10, situations might be different, partition Windows 10 during installation, partition Windows 10 after installation, or just want to partition Windows 10 after upgraded from Windows 7 without formatting. Windows Disk Management and diskpart command line can be used in certain situations, while partition software can be used in others, the following passage will tell the differences, as all-in-one partition manager, Macrorit Partition Expert is able to do all disk tasks with ease, and it's free.
When you're installing Windows 10 from CD or USB drive, you can partition disk in the "Where do you want to install Windows?" Window, steps to partition Windows 10 during installation are as followed:
That's for new Windows installation, you can create just one partition and create more in disk management after installation if you can't wait to experience new features of Windows 10;
After Windows 10 installation, you can create more partitions in Windows Disk management or diskpart command line, both methods requires format partition before add new volume to Windows 10 disk.
Here're the steps to create new partition in Windows 10 disk management:
Do the same operations to create more partitions, you can create four primary partition in MBR disk at most, "MBR" or "GPT" information will show in disk management, or three primary partition plus many logical partition; if you're using GPT disk in Windows 10, don't worry, just partition as many as you can, it's not easy to reach the limitation of 128 partitions from Windows 10.
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Format partition will cause data loss, although it's not really gone, it's not easy to recover them unless access to professional data recovery software. Windows disk management and command prompt will format partition when creating new simple volumes; can I partition Windows 10 without formatting?
Partition manager software Macrorit Partition Expert partitions Windows 10 without formatting, that's to say, there's no need to worry about data loss when using this partition program to create new partitions, steps are easy to follow: