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How to Create a Recovery Partition on Windows 10

If you are not very familiar with Windows PCs, you might be wondering what the recovery partition is. Simply defined, the recovery partition is a portion of the disk drive on your computer whose purpose is to hold the computer system image. It stores the system backup files and files which guide system restoration. If you purchase a computer with Windows 10 preinstalled, the computer may have a recovery partition. You can also create a recovery partition manually. In this article, we will be showing you how to create a recovery partition on Windows 10.

Accessing Disk Management

Note: Technically speaking, volumes and partitions are a little different. A partition is space that’s set aside on a disk separate from the other space on that disk. A volume is a partition that’s been formatted with a file system. For the most part, we’re going to be talking about volumes in this article, though we may mention partitions or unallocated space where those terms are appropriate.

How to Partition A Hard Drive in Windows 10

In Windows XP, a Select Partition Type screen appears next, where you should choose Primary partition. The Extended partition option is useful only if you're creating five or more partitions on a single physical hard drive. Select Next > after making the selection.

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When we talk about “drives” labeled C:, D:, and so forth, we’re actually talking about partitions, sections of the physical drive. Every hard drive in use has at least one partition. You can shrink that partition and create new ones out of the extra space. You’ll find this useful if you want to install more than one operating system, or if you want to truly separate programs and data.

Maybe most of Windows 10 desktop and laptop users have come across the problem of low disk space, especially for system partition. With Disk Management in Windows 10, you can reduce the influence of low disk space in some ways. To use this tool, you should know how to open Windows 10 Disk Management, so we introduce 3 ways for you.

Why need to split partition in Windows 7?

A small amount of disk space allocated to a partition is unusable space and cannot be used to store data. For example, the picture below shows the Extra Volume (E:) drive, or partition, having a capacity of 5.86 GB, but the Free Space available for storing data is only 5.84 GB. The 20 MB (.02 GB) difference is space that is unusable.


Then, you can choose to «Assign a drive letter,» «Mount in an empty NTFS folder» or «Do not assign any drive letter or drive path» for the new partition. You should probably choose to assign a letter to the new partition so that you can see it in File Explorer and Windows Explorer as a separate drive. However, for special circumstances, you can also choose one of the other options. After you have made your mind, click or tap Next.

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However, when you partition a hard disk, there might be chances that you are not satisfied with the partition size or number the first time you try. For example, one partition might be too small to hold all your data. If your system partition (Windows drive) is running out of free space, computer may slow down or even cause other issues.

Make sure that cmd is highlighted on the menu above, but do not press the Enter key yet! Instead, press the Ctrl and Shift keys together, and while keeping them depressed, press Enter. The Ctrl+Shift combination makes the command prompt to open in the «administrator» mode. To start the DISKPART tool, enter the diskpart command into the command prompt window: