Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Disk partitioning


September 5, 2018  4:53 PM

GPT vs MBR Disks

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, GPT, MBR, Windows 10

As somebody who's always chasing current PC hardware and standards, I sometimes forget not everybody else is the same way. Case in point: newer PCs boot to UEFI on GPT disks; older PCs boot to BIOS on MBR disks. There's a lot to unpack here, so I'll try to explain what's up with GPT vs MBR disks....

June 21, 2017  11:04 AM

DISKPART Script Fixes Default Win10 Disk Layout

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, Windows 10, windows installer

In two previous two blog posts, Kari the Finn and I explained how to use DISKPART during Windows 10 installation. We also described


June 19, 2017  12:51 PM

Exploring Win10 Clean Install Default Disk Layout

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, Windows 10, windows installer

Last week, I posted a blog here about a sequence of DISKPART and other commands users can run to manually override Win10 default disk layout when performing a clean install. Like the material that follows here, it originated from friend and collaborator, Kari the Finn. I provide editing, color...


June 16, 2017  10:51 AM

Partition UEFI/GPT HDD Using Diskpart

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, System Partition, Windows 10, Windows installation, windows installer

The most common way to set up a hard disk for Windows installation is by default. That is, users present the installer with a clean or wiped disk drive, and let the Windows Installer take things from there. While this works perfectly well, this comes with certain consequences. In this guest blog...


January 18, 2017  4:22 PM

Admin Toolbox: MiniTool Partition Wizard

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk partitioning, hard disk management, Windows 10

In my ongoing quest for great additions to the Windows admin's toolbox, I've found and am learning MiniTool Partition Wizard. It's available in both freeware and commercial forms, for home and commercial use. That's a nice...


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