How to Quick Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7?
"Quick Partition" in AOMEI Partition Assistant is
especially designed to quickly repartition a hard drive, which runs smoothly in PC,
Server and Windows PE systems. It applies to partition a new hard drive or
repartition a hard drive that contains partitions already. Users can specify each
partition size, type, volume label, etc. With only a few easy operations, a hard
drive will be partitioned and formatted. If you don't want to change the default
partition count, type, label, open "Quick Partition" window and click
"Start Partitioning", and then the disk will be repartitioned and
"Quick Partition" window shows as below:
The Specific Instructions:
1. Select Disk
You can re-select a disk to do quick partition without going back
to the home screen of AOMEI Partition Assistant. Under Windows environment, AOMEI
Partition Assistant doesn't support to directly repartition current system disk.
It suggests that create an AOMEI Partition Assistant Bootable Media, and then boot
your computer from it to quickly partition system disk.
Warnings: After performing the operation, all the
existing partitions on current disk will be deleted if there are partitions on the
disk you selected.
2. Partition Count
Under "Select Disk", choose the partition count as you
You can press "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9" key to
quickly select partition count.
You can also select partition count by mouse click.
After selecting, the corresponding partition count will be
immediately shown at the right side of dialog box.
3. Disk Type
At this panel, you can choose the disk style after being
partitioned between MBR and GPT, decide whether or not check "Rebuild MBR",
and select which sectors to align partitions.
MBR: It supports disk space up to 2TB in size. It will cause disk
space wasted if you choose MBR for a disk that has more than 2TB.
GPT: It suggests that select GPT for disks larger than 2TB or
computers that support UEFI/EFI boot mode.
Rebuild MBR: If there is boot manager based on MBR on this disk and
it needs to be reserved, do not check this option.
Align Partitions: Generally, for solid state drive (SSD) select 4K
alignment, namely 8 Sectors. This option does not have many effects on hard disk
drive, you can just leave it.
4. Partition Parameters
"Partition Parameters" shows the basic parameters of
every partition including type, size, label, and whether primary partition or not.
Adjust partition size: The program will set a default size for
every partition according to the disk size. You can also manually enter a specified
partition size for each. Click "Default Size", and then it will become the
Choose partition file system: NTFS and FAT32 are available to
choose. FAT32 does not support a partition with more than 2TB space, nor can it
store a file more than 4GB in size, but is has good compatibility. NTFS is more
stable and secure, and it supports partitions more than 2TB and storing files more
than 4GB. It suggests that use NTFS file system in general.
Choose volume label: The program sets a label for each partition by
default. Users can manually choose or modify, and also remove all volume labels by
clicking "Clear All Labels" and then set labels by yourself.
Primary partition or not: If you want it to be a primary partition,
check "Primary Partition"; leave it if otherwise. On MBR disk, if you want
to create 4 partitions, you set them all as primary, and If you want to create more
than 4 partitions, you can set at most 3 primary partitions. This option is invalid
for GUID partition table, because all partitions on GPT disk are assigned as "Primary".
When all the settings are done, the partition layout of the disk
after being partitioned will be presented visually down the preview window. click
"Start Partitioning" button to perform one-key quick partition. If there
are old partitions in the disk, a message box will show up (no message if there is
no partition on the disk) as below:
Click "Yes" to continue, or click "No" to
For those users who often use quick partition, check the option -
Directly enter into "Quick Partition" window next time when you run the
program, after which it will directly enter into "Quick Partition" window
every time when the program starts. In the meantime, click "Preset"
button, so you can preset the partition count and size. It is quite convenient for
those who need to partition a hard drive regularly or create the same partition
layout for large quantities of computers. Those workers who often partition hard
dives and install Windows can save the desired partition count and size in the
Preset, so they can directly use the saved settings next time to perform quick
partition. The interface of the Preset shown as below:
"Preset" applies to changing the default settings of
"Quick Partition". In the left column, you can set partition count. For
example: if you enable Preset and select "6 Partitions", then "Quick
Partition" panel will select 6 as partition count by default. In the right
column, you can adjust the first 5 partitions, and the size of the last partition is
the remaining disk space. You can also adjust some of the partition size, and the
rest will keep the default size.
"Remove all volume labels" option applies to clear all
the default labels of each partition, such as System, Software, Docs, etc. If you
check "Remove all volume labels", the program will not assign any label
for you. You can assign volume labels by yourself.
After finishing settings, click "Save Settings", and then
the system will save the preset. The profile (part.ini) of this Preset will be saved
to the installation directory of AOMEI Partition Assistant. If the computer boots
from bootable media, this file will be saved to the root directory of the bootable
device (usually a USB flash drive).
Notes: If Preset is enabled, the last partition
size will be set automatically, which means you are unable to specify its
size. For example, if you preset to create 3 partitions, then you can specify the
size of the 1st and 2nd partition, the last 3rd partition will automatically use
remaining disk space as it size.
There is an icon
behind the "Preset"
button. If you click it, the program will enter the Lite Mode of quick partition as
the picture shown below. It looks leaner and fresher.
Under the Lite Mode, you can select the disk to be partitioned,
partition count, partition size, file system and partition label, and the rest
settings keep as default. In the meantime, you can click
preset. If you want to go back to full mode, click the same icon again.