A partition, sometimes which is called a volume, is an area on a hard disk that can be formatted with a file system and identified with a letter of the alphabet. For example, on most condition, drive C on most Windows computers is a partition.
A hard disk needs to be partitioned and formatted before you can store data on it. Many computers are partitioned as a single partition that equals the size of the hard disk. Partitioning a hard disk into several smaller partitions is not necessarily required, but it can be useful for organizing data on your hard disk. Some users prefer to have separate partitions for the Windows operating system files, programs, and personal data.
2. What is primary partition?
A primary partition used to start an operating system and functions a physically separate disk. When you create partitions on a basic disk using Disk Management, the first three volumes you create will be formatted as primary partitions.
3. What is extended partition?
Extended partition is a type of partition on a basic disk that should be used when you want to create more than four volumes. Extended partitions can contain multiple logical drives that can be formatted and have drive letters assigned to them.
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4. How to create a partition?
You can create more partitions or volumes only when the hard disk contains unallocated space. An unallocated space is unformatted space that is not part of an existing partition or volume. To create unallocated space, you can shrink a volume, or use a third-party partitioning tool.
Note: Formatting a volume will destroy any data on the partition. Be sure to make backups of any data you want to save before you begin. And you cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains Windows.
When you delete a hard disk partition or volume (the terms partition and volume are often used interchangeably), you create empty space that you can use to create new partitions.
If your hard disk is currently set up as a single partition, then you cannot delete it. You also cannot delete the system partition, boot partition, or any partition that contains the virtual memory paging file, because Windows needs this information to start correctly.
Note: All data on a partition will be lost when you delete it. Be sure to back up any files that you want to save to a different location before you continue.