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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 6. Disk Management

Storage is a core feature of any computing platform, and you don’t earn the “IT pro” badge until you master the fine art of managing those bits and bytes. For this task, Windows 10 uses many of the same tools as its predecessors, most notably the Disk Management console.

Even if you’re familiar with the fundamentals of Disk Management, I suspect you’ll learn some tricks from this chapter. You also might find a few surprising improvements in Windows 10. My favorite? You can shrink a volume, even your system drive, to create space for a new volume. If you ever tried this feature in earlier versions of Windows, you were undoubtedly tripped up by weird limitations that made the feature virtually unusable (and completely ...

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