Diskpart command prompt is the default disk managing tool along with Disk management, unlike graphic design in which, diskpart manages disk in command lines, preferred by a pro or advanced users, or Server administrators. We’ll share some useful command lines in this page on how to extend and shrink partition in Windows 7, format NTFS to FAT32 and convert GPT to MBR.
Use the diskpart command line to initialize the disk to GPT or MBR is used for new disk, Partition Expert with the same function will make things easier, but if you have data on MBR disk, you can directly convert MBR to GPT without data loss using the third-party partition manager software.
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diskpart in Windows 7, it’s easy to resize the partition and manage disk volumes. Resize partition, to be more specific, shrink the partition, extend partition, merge partition, move free space or create unallocated space, things like that, or manage disk problems like convert MBR to GPT, or convert GPT to MBR; NTFS to FAT32, or FAT32 to NTFS. Diskpart.exe makes things easier and faster than most of the partition software, but it cannot keep data intact when doing many tasks, third-party partition magic software, on the other hand, will do the secure resizing and moving job.
Disk Volumes were partitioned with fixed size while installing Operating System, files, data and more applications stored on the partition are gradually increased, if you didn’t allocate large enough system partition size, one day you will get “Windows Low Disk Space” alert. Windows will then suggest you delete or uninstall useless data or apps; I must say this is only a temporary solution. To completely resolve this problem, we can reinstall Operating System and repartition hard drives, whereas this is an extremely troublesome procedure.
Set active partition from the command prompt is often used when you have multiple systems in one disk, you can set active partition in Windows 2008, in Windows 2003, and the latest Windows 10, by setting one partition active is to make this partition bootable, at the meantime, you set other partition not active.