By Emily / Last Updated March 24, 2021

Need to create an ext4 partition from windows 10

"I am trying to install Linux operating system while keeping the existing Windows 10 installation so that I can make a dual-boot. So I need to create ext4 partition in my internal hard disk from windows 10. I have tried the Windows native Disk Management tool to create an Ext4 partition but found no such a file system offered. So is there any program to achieve this goal."

The Ext4 journaling file system or fourth extended filesystem is a journaling file system for Linux operating system, developed as the successor to Ext3. If you want to dual boot Linux under Windows 10 environment, it is necessary to create an Ext4 partition for Linux data storage and installation. Since Ext4/3/2 partition cannot be recognized by Windows, it is not possible to create an Ext4 partition or format partition to Ext4 using Windows tools.

3 Steps to create Ext4/Ext3/Ext2 partition in Windows

Although Windows native tools cannot help create Ext4/3/2 partition, luckily, some free partition manager can make it done easily. The free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is one of them. It works well in all editions of Windows 10/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista. It is able to create or format Ext4 partition easily in Windows PC. Just click the below button to download the freeware and learn how to create an Ext4 partition in Windows 10.

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Note: this demonstration is based on the situation where there is unallocated space available on the disk. If there is not, you can shrink another partition to get one.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Right click the unallocated space and choose “Create Partition”.

Create Partition

Step 2. Choose Ext4 in the file system and click “OK”.

Choose Ext4

Step 3. Finally, click on “Apply” to commit the pending operation.

Apply

When it is finished, you will get an Ext4 partition on the disk. But you cannot see it in your Windows File Explorer because Windows operating system cannot recognize Ext file systems. Besides creating or formatting partition, this freeware is also able to delete/move/merge/clone partition and more.

Summary

So, with the free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can create Ext4 partition in Windows 10/8/7 by 3 simple steps. To unlock more advanced features like transfer OS to SSD, clone hard disk, convert disk to MBR/GPT without deleting partitions, allocate free space from one partition to another, ect, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.