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Windows 7: How do I make an extended partition with logical

23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
How do I make an extended partition with logical

I am totally confused as to the difference between "partition" and "Volume"
I want to partition the C: drive to give an Extended partition with 2 logical partitions to remove Data from the C: and put MY installed programs.
Do I have to use 3rd party software for this?

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23 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

It is easy to create a logical partition using the third-party program Partition Wizard.

Right-click on the empty space, and select Create New. You can then instruct it to create a logical partition.

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23 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The reason you want to make logical partitions is because you want more than 4 partitions on the drive?
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23 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Thank you for info

Thanks Jonathon - that is a great program - more closely resembles the old Parition Magic in its layout that I used to use than anything else that I have looked at. The Windows 7 screens are hopelessly confusing - I did find finally that it HAS made an extended partition with a logical one but nowhere did it tell me that when I was trying.
Partition Wizard also has a terrific site with great tutorials and video - I would recommend it to anyone - many thanks.

And no Saltgrass - I just wanted to use an extended partition with Logical drives rather than make further primary ones since I am using them for things like my data files and the programs that I install myself. As well as having the ability to move 'My Documents to somewhere safer than the C: drive
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23 Mar 2010   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For moving your documents you may want to watch this video tutorial. It is VERY important that you first define folders in your new partition and move the various documents, etc. to the folders, NOT to the partition. That would create a minor mess.
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24 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

There is no real need for Logical partitions in Windows 7. They were mostly used for Windows 95/98 back in the DOS days, I did see some logical partitions with Windows NT but that was because people were formatting FAT32 and needed to dual boot with DOS. You can make primary partitions and put data on them that is perfectly fine.
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24 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Interesting!

I had not given that any thought - system seemed to be carried through in XP so thought that this was necessary - thanks for that
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24 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The only time you would need to create a logical drive is if you needed to have more than 4 partitions on a physical drive.

You can have a total of 4 partitions. The fourth one could be a logical drive, on which you can have unlimited extended partitions.
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24 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
What is this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
There is no real need for Logical partitions in Windows 7. They were mostly used for Windows 95/98 back in the DOS days, I did see some logical partitions with Windows NT but that was because people were formatting FAT32 and needed to dual boot with DOS. You can make primary partitions and put data on them that is perfectly fine.
What is meant by REP? in ".....please add some REP"
Sorry to be ignorant!
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24 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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