Create and Manage Disk Partitions on Hard Disk or SSD Using Windows
You can create various partitions on the disk to separate the data and programs, so that you can format the system without losing data. In this guide we will show you the Windows default program to create a disk partition, so you can use a single disc as if you had two or three, simply by breaking them down into many exploitable sections for the new operating systems to try. The guide is suitable both for the partition of mechanical hard disks and for SSDs, which behave the same way when it comes to file systems and partitioning.
Many systems engineers believe that the operating system should be installed on a partition separate from the one where the programs and personal files are located, so as to preserve the computer from damage. Practically, having two or more separate partitions, if the system partition should break or get damaged, you can still use the other for emergency and file recovery.
If you want to try other operating systems, it is necessary to reserve a part of the disk space for the new system, which will start up together with the main system. If you want to create a copy or a system image, a good place to store it is a separate partition of the disk (waiting to move it to an external disk, much more secure); in this regard, you need to create an image of the operating system, you can refer to the guide to backup and system recovery programs.
Partition with Windows:
If you have no particular needs, you can also use the partitioning program included in Windows, called Disk Management. You can find it by right clicking on the Start button at the bottom left and clicking on the homonymous entry, alternatively you can search for the program in the Windows 10 search bar or by looking in the Start menu for the name Disk Management.
Once this program is open, right-click on the partition assigned as (C:) and select the Reduce volume item, indicating when the space you want to “remove” from the main system. This will create an empty, unallocated space inside the disk: to be able to exploit it, just right-click on it and select New simple volume . This system is effective for installing other Windows operating system systems or for creating a partition to save personal data or system backups, but it is not applicable for those who want to try Linux or want more control over the partitioning system.