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Windows 7: Partitions......

04 Jul 2011   #1
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Partitions......

Im going to re-partition my HDD... hw many partitions can i get in windows 7... ?? if the answer is "upto four partitions, (means C, D, E, and F)" ?? is there any way to increase the number of partitions in Windows 7 ??? pls guide me...

NB: and also pls tell wat as primary and extended partitions ??

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04 Jul 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NRT View Post
Im going to re-partition my HDD... hw many partitions can i get in windows 7... ?? if the answer is "upto four partitions, (means C, D, E, and F)" ?? is there any way to increase the number of partitions in Windows 7 ??? pls guide me...

NB: and also pls tell wat as primary and extended partitions ??
Yes the answer is 4 and no there isnt a simple way of increasing it. what do you need to do?
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04 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

For MBR disks (which is what most still are), you are limited to 4 "primary" partitions (due to the way they are stored)

Extended partitions allow more by using one of the primary partition slots to create a chain of partitions.

However, you will typically only need at most two partitions on a single-boot machine (system and data), as modern file systems have virtually no size limit. (Unlike originally, when the size limit of FAT meant that hard disks had to be partitioned to be able to use all the space on it)
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04 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You can have upto 4 primary partitions on a single HDD or 3 primary partition and 1 extended partition instead. The extended partition acts as a container for 1 or more logical drives, the number of which is limited by the number of drive letters still available.
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04 Jul 2011   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NRT View Post
Im going to re-partition my HDD... hw many partitions can i get in windows 7... ?? if the answer is "upto four partitions, (means C, D, E, and F)" ?? is there any way to increase the number of partitions in Windows 7 ??? pls guide me...

NB: and also pls tell wat as primary and extended partitions ??
Yes the answer is 4 and no there isnt a simple way of increasing it. what do you need to do?

nothing dear..... so im goin to do as like u said.... C, D, E and F.... cheers...
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04 Jul 2011   #6
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepowersgang View Post
For MBR disks (which is what most still are), you are limited to 4 "primary" partitions (due to the way they are stored)

Extended partitions allow more by using one of the primary partition slots to create a chain of partitions.

However, you will typically only need at most two partitions on a single-boot machine (system and data), as modern file systems have virtually no size limit. (Unlike originally, when the size limit of FAT meant that hard disks had to be partitioned to be able to use all the space on it)

thnk u for the info....
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04 Jul 2011   #7
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
You can have upto 4 primary partitions on a single HDD or 3 primary partition and 1 extended partition instead. The extended partition acts as a container for 1 or more logical drives, the number of which is limited by the number of drive letters still available.

thnk u again....
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