How to enter diskpart in Windows installation

To install Windows using custom settings, follow these steps:

  1. Choose CUSTOM as the installation type in Windows setup.

  2. Select each partition on the drive where Windows is to be installed.

  3. Click DELETE on the WHERE DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS? screen. There will only be one unallocated space area visible on the drive.

To reformat the drive using diskpart utility, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the diskpart utility by typing diskpart into the Command Prompt window.

  2. Determine the reason for the reformat by running the command catalog disk.

  3. After choosing the drive, reformat it by selecting the drive <disk number>.

  4. Tidy up the gpt exit.

Logging into Diskpart

To log into diskpart, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Command Prompt by clicking on Start and typing CMD in the search bar.

  2. Right-click on CMD and choose Run as administrator.

  3. Click YES when prompted with the message "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?".

  4. The Command Prompt window will appear in black.

For Windows 8 users:

  1. Position your mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the desktop and perform a right-click.

  2. On the pop-up menu, choose COMMAND PROMPT (ADMIN).

Using Diskpart

To utilize Windows’ diskpart, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Command Prompt.

  2. Type diskpart into the Command Prompt window.

  3. The diskpart tool will start.

  4. Use the diskpart commands to control disk partitions, such as disk formatting and partition creation.

  5. For example, use the command list disk to view all connected disks, and the command select disk to choose a specific disk to work on.

Windows DiskPart Utility

The Windows DiskPart utility is a command-line tool for managing storage devices and partitions. It offers the following features:

  • Adding, removing, and resizing partitions.
  • Removing all partitions and data for a fresh installation.

Overall, the Windows DiskPart utility is a powerful and versatile tool that can be used for various tasks. If you prefer a more user-friendly alternative, consider trying EaseUS Partition Master, a third-party disk management program.