it’s called an administrative partition, and it is the part of your operating system that you use to separate your data into logical storage units.
It’s also a term which refers to the way that Windows 8 partitions are formatted. The way that the partitions are formatted is called a “format type” and is a combination of the drives and partition names that it’s formatted to.
There is no easy answer for what is an administrative partition. Some are designed to be used by Windows, some were used by programs designed for the OS, and some are just for storage. It depends on what you’re doing with your data, and what you’re doing with your data depends on which operating system you’re running. Windows partitions exist for a reason, so if you’re not doing anything with your data, you should leave them alone.
In Windows, partitions are generally partitioned, formatted, and assigned a drive letter so that you can access them with different programs. It would be nice if Microsoft would just keep that in the same format and location as what came before it. Unfortunately, partitioning is difficult enough to make it an easy mistake to make. There is a good chance that even though you have a partition, your partition is actually a file system, and that file system is named after the partition.
Partitions are a tricky business. There are so many different types of partitioning that it’s hard to keep them straight. The main ones are “active” (aka. active and bootable), “active” (aka. bootable and not active), “swap” (aka. swap), “fixed” (aka. root) and “fixed” (aka. fixed).
Active partitions are those that have actual files on them. These usually have a file system and the files are created when the partition is first mounted. Bootable partitions are ones that are mounted by the system when it boots. Swap is a partition that is created if the system decides to temporarily use it. Fixed is a partition that is always the same size, but is used for storing data that is not used by the operating system. It is usually named after the partition type it is created in.
The name has a lot more to do with the partition type. The term partitions refers to a partition that is formatted and assigned a drive letter by the operating system. But partitions can refer to any type of partition, and they can be formatted and assigned drives in many ways. Fixed partitions are most common and are often used to store data that is not used by the operating system. Swap can refer to any partition that is created by the operating system, regardless of how it is formatted.
Partitions can be anything from a disk that holds data, to a partition where you make a folder for photos, to a partition that is used to store music that needs to be played over some equipment.
Fixed partitions are where most data is stored. For example, if you go to Google and type the word “Google”, you’ll see that it’s stored on a fixed partition on your hard drive. These partitions can also be formatted and assigned drives in many ways. You can use a partition to store your computer’s data or you can make your own partition for your own personal data.
To create a partition, you usually need to assign a drive letter to it. For example, when you make your PC, you might have to assign a drive letter “P” to it, and then “S” to your hard drive. Once you assign your drive letter, your system will automatically mount your partition and load everything into it. If you didn’t assign a drive letter, the operating system would have to load the hard drive contents into your partition.