In today’s world hard disks have increased in size from 40GB a decade ago, to as much as 3000 GB today. Given the proliferation of storage capacity, it has become more important than it used to be, to partition a massive hard disk to properly distribute a person’s data. Earlier, it used to be just one or two partitions with C drive being there for the operating system. Today, however, one can make as many partitions as they like. The benefit of making a partition is that once you do it, the computer treats the memory allocated to the partition as if it were a different drive altogether. Hence, say, if you accidentally format one drive, it’ll probably not affect your files on the other partitions.
Creating Partitions with AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a software package designed to make partitions on an existing hard disk. The partition assistant is a useful tool because of its simple graphic user interface and step wise lucidly doable tasks that create a partition on your hard disk according to your wishes and requirements. Here are a few things that you need to know about creating partitions:
- The Operating System
The operating system typically takes up space in a single partition to prevent it from being corrupt or the files from being accidentally deleted. In Windows 10, this partition is called the C drive. The boot files io.sys bootmgr, ntlr, etc. are files that are located in the system partition. If you want multiple operating systems to be installed in your system, you need to create more than one system partitions and specify one as the primary or default system partition. This partition has to be created before the operating system is involved in it; therefore, it probably already exists on your computer – if you’re reading this on it, that is. Your BIOS code is also located in this partition. AOMEI is a complete disk manager Windows 7 as well.
- Extended Partitions
Any partition other than the primary partition containing the operating system is an extended boot record (EBR). This is not a real partition but a logical partition so that the operating system can consider each drive separately. Similar to the primary partition, Windows 10 assigns a letter to each one of them. AOMEI partition manager would allow you to create and break partitions within your logical extended drive. The partition manager also helps you to shrink volume Windows 10 in case you have limited storage.
- Deleting Partitions
AOMEI, being a complete partition manager, will also allow you to delete partitions that you no longer need. However, it has to be kept in mind that once you delete a partition, all files associated with it are considered to be deleted. However, the information remains in the disk until it is overwritten. Hence, partition recovery software packages can also be used to recover data lost from broken partitions.
While most operating systems offer their own partition creating tools, but these are meant for expert users and are difficult for common PC users to understand. With AOMEI, however, you decide what happens to your hard disk.