|13 Sep 2012||#1|
4 primary partitions. Shrink works. But can't create new simple volume
wondering if this is a limitation of having 4 primary partitions.
my lenovo came with 4 primary partitions (all tagged with dark blue color in diskmgmt):
200mb hidden system
I can shrink the 650gb by say 300gb, and it will make a 350gb unallocated partition.
If i try to create a new simple volume from the 350gb, disk mgmt throws errors saying 'not enough space to complete operation'
please explain to me, having 4 existing primary partitions does not allow creating any type of additional new partition (logical or extended) ?
Can I retag one of the primary partitions as extended using something like ptedit, and then will that allow me to create more logical partitions?
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|13 Sep 2012||#2|
You will not be able to create another primary partition since you already have the limit of 4. However, you could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to create a logical partition with the unallocated space.
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
Hope this helps,
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