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Windows 7: 7 primary partitions on one drive

11 May 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
7 primary partitions on one drive

On another forum I saw this disk management picture showing 7 primaries on one drive. Is that not a bit odd? The man double boots with Linux - maybe that did it.




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11 May 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's strange...I have also dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 but I got only 2 primary partitions.
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11 May 2011   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, it says 5 primaries.

2 of them are without letters and disk mgmt is unable to see any contents.

That is normal.
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12 May 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, but even 5 primaries would violate the NTFS architecture rules. They should all be dynamics.
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12 May 2011   #5
pallesenw

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12 May 2011   #6
SIW2

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Yes, I am not sure it is a bug.

It is still present in 7.

MS have no interest in helping with "non-standard" e.g. Linux volumes.

As I posted above - it is normal for Vista/7 diskmgmt.
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13 May 2011   #7
pallesenw

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Call it what you want, but you cannot define more than four partitions in the mbr.
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