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Windows 7: Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

22 Sep 2011   #1
johntkucz

windows 7 pro
 
 
Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

I've scoured the net to try to solve this. It's a very simple inquiry with a very definitive answer (i.e. this is solved when I can make extended/logical partitions in disk management).

When I select unallocated space in disk maagement All I get is "New Simple Volume" option.

how do I create an extended partition and then logicals on it? I can do this ever so easily in gparted and may resort to that but a bit infuriated at how clunky this seems in disk management.


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23 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Windows disk management is very basic in that you have to create three primary partitions first before creating the fourth, which will be an extended partition that will then let you create logical partitions within it.

You may want to create a Partition Wizard bootable disc, which is far more flexible than Windows 7's disk management utility.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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