"diskpart" is a command line tool built into Windows.or... you know I could install any diskpart freeware out there that works with one click so I don't waste time with that crap disk management gui or diskpart cmd
I know disk management and diskpart. Used them for years."diskpart" is a command line tool built into Windows.
What it does cannot be summoned with "one click".
If you cannot manage what the commandline does in diskpart, or Disk Management, you do not need to be messing with a tool that does the same thing.
Tears will result.
And there are a plethora of 3rd party partition tools.I know disk management and diskpart. Used them for years.
What I was trying to say is that 3rd party partition tools for Windows or Linux (live usb) can do all of that without ever jumping to the terminal.
It's ridiculous that ones needs to jump to the command to play with diskpart (select disk, select part, del part) for special partitions. This should be enabled in the GUI period.
Bit of a fuss about nothing there, given how rarely most people will need to get rid of a UEFI partition.It's ridiculous that ones needs to jump to the command to play with diskpart (select disk, select part, del part) for special partitions. This should be enabled in the GUI period.
sure you can say that, but EFI being locked in the GUI is not the only thing where Microsoft failsBit of a fuss about nothing there, given how rarely most people will need to get rid of a UEFI partition.
The article is referring to bringing in a new drive, that was formerly an OS drive in something else.I always use Windows install setup to delete all partions, then cancel setup before creating a partion. Then boot Windows and use disk management to initialize disk and create one partions. That makes it a Clickable operation, no command lines necessary.
Bit of a fuss about nothing there, given how rarely most people will need to get rid of a UEFI partition.
I feel the need for one warning:
Warning: Diskpart Erase/Clean will permanently erase/destroy all data on the selected drive. Please be certain that you are erasing the correct disk.
which I would have added somewhere or user may delete the wrong EFI and suddenly, no boot
I probably would have selected the System partition for the example as well, deleting the reserved partition wouldn't achieve same outcome
clean all, OTOH, is much more destructive.All it does is wipe the filesystem table. it doesn't "Wipe" the data. If you run a clean command on a drive, and as long as you don't do squat to it after, you can recovery all your data without issue. Also windows 10 and newer are better about making sure the boot is on the same disk.
Nothing wrong with Minitool.I've done this for years, literally, and since we aren't converting our current boot drive, of course, it's child's play to use something like MiniTool Partition Wizard to provide a graphical picture of the drive and its partitions. Run the program, rightclick on the pictured partition of your choice, select "delete", and repeat the steps until all of the drive's partitions have been reduced to a single large "unformatted" partition--which you can then format and presto-chango, you have a new partition. Diskpart is ancient... Nothing wrong with it--just no reason to use it anymore, and hasn't been for years. You can then subdivide that partition, or not, into as many partitions as you desire. It's all doable right from the GUI of the program. Highly recommended.
Nothing wrong with Minitool.
Just as there is nothing wrong with the commandline.
An unknowing person can get his system in trouble with either.
This is such a clickbait article. So much so that even the admin had to post a quick disclaimer. You can't remove the EFI partition from a Windows boot drive. So if you have an old "boot drive" lying around that you now want to use for data, this probably would work? But in that case, you'd erase the entire physical drive anyway. Jeez.Windows boot drives automatically have an EFI system partition for boot info that's nearly impossible to erase.
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