By AOMEI / Last Updated May 15, 2020


Before installing Windows 10 operating system on a hard drive on your computer, a primary partition should be created on the drive first and then a file system should be formatted on that partition. The Fdisk tool can be helpful to prepare a hard drive, also other third-party software (AOMEI Partition Assistant, for example). And You can use these tools to manage current partitions, such as change and delete, etc.

Work with Fdisk in Windows10

Fdisk is the oldest disk partition tool with DOS program. Since you have Fdisk in your Windows10, you can use it to divide disk. However, the earlier Fdisk has no format functions to meet your requirements of formatting partitions and allocating file systems after dividing. In order to achieve this, you should do step by step to practice more DOS orders and with more operations. This is really hard for you when you are not familiar with DOS orders and increase accidental operation rate.

Or what you have in Windows10 is the upgraded Fdisk, then you have the Fdisk format tool besides Fdisk partition tool. However, the Fdisk format tool is still not easy to control: you need to input very long order to format partition, and the order should be exactly right or troubles come. Besides, it will take a long time to master Fdisk format tool completely, for example, C:\format is the simplest order of format tool. Both make Fdisk format tool too difficult for common users, too. And most importantly, we cannot set drive letter, file system, and cluster size and so on with this formatting way (for example, Fdisk has no idea with NTFS file system).

So there, we strongly recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant, the best free alternative to Fdisk.

Work with AOMEI Partition Assistant in Windows10

There are several reasons for you to choose AOMEI Partition Assistant:

1. Fully support Windows 7\8\8.1\10\Vista\XP of both 32bit and 64bit;

2. Be easy to operate ;

3. Be safe without data loss;

4. Be able to work from command line;

5. Include all the basic functions regarding partition management, also with other useful functions as fix MBR in Windows10, etc.

Next, we will show you how to format a partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant. Here, you can use it to only format the existing partitions, or to newly create and format partitions so as to make a new disk writable and readable.

Step1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant standard. Right click the partition you want to format (here,we choose partition D, a FAT32 partition), and select “Format Partition”.

Format Partition

Step2:In the pop-up window, set the partition label, file system, cluster size as you wish. (Here, if the existing partition D has important data you need, please backup first and we recommend you AOMEI Backupper)


Step3:Here, you view the change of partition D, and don’t forget to “Apply” the operation.


To sum up, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more than an alternative to Fdisk, it’s already an indispensable and powerful partition software. Now, just have a try!