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Windows 7: Partition up the hard drive

18 Apr 2010   #1
rjmach

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Partition up the hard drive

Hello All

I am trying to partition my hard drive up to 5 partitions. The one with 100.00GB--Unallocated.
It only can do 4 partition can i change that?
This is off my C:/ drive.




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18 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

First, download Partition Wizard. Then, right-click in the unallocated space, and select Create. Then create a new Logical partition there.
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18 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make sure you do not create a 4th primary because then you will be stuck. Only simple partitions from here on. Have you tried to make a simple partition in the 100GB unallocated with Disk Management?
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18 Apr 2010   #4
rjmach

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
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Make sure you do not create a 4th primary because then you will be stuck. Only simple partitions from here on. Have you tried to make a simple partition in the 100GB unallocated with Disk Management?

Yes I have tried that but it will only let me have 4
Thanks for your "help"
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18 Apr 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rjmach View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Make sure you do not create a 4th primary because then you will be stuck. Only simple partitions from here on. Have you tried to make a simple partition in the 100GB unallocated with Disk Management?

Yes I have tried that but it will only let me have 4
Thanks for your "help"
That is strange especially since your 4th is already a simple partition. But maybe Partition Wizard can overcome that. But be careful not to end up with another primary. Then you run the risk to get converted to all dynamic partitions - and that is a real mess.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

the Free Partition Wizard can help.

As Johnathan says, in Partition Wizard main window, rt click the unallocated space, select create - it will create a new logical drive
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18 Apr 2010   #7
rjmach

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Partition Wizard

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Hi,

the Free Partition Wizard can help.

As Johnathan says, in Partition Wizard main window, rt click the unallocated space, select create - it will create a new logical drive

Thanks Man
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19 Apr 2010   #8
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

So that I understand:

Will Partition Wizard recognise that there are already 3 Primary partitions and an Extended partition (containing one Logical partition), add the unallocated space to that Extended partition and then create a second Logical partition?

Magic, indeed.
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19 Apr 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not sure, DarkStart. If it doesn't work, he can move the logical partition to the left, and try then.
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19 Apr 2010   #10
rjmach

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I'm not sure, DarkStart. If it doesn't work, he can move the logical partition to the left, and try then.
Hello Jonathan

How do you move the logical partition to the left?
By the way i put the unallocated space back in the C:/ drive. But i would like to know how to move the logical partition to the left that is interesting. And what happens when you move it to the left, I am new at this so i am trying to learn.

I have 500GB drive i would like to partition out less say up to 5 to 6 partitions. On the C:/ drive my used space is 128GB. & D:/ drive is 14.9 GB & X:/ drive is 30GB.

Thanks for your help on this guys.


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