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Windows 7: Primary partitions

22 Jul 2011   #1
n10669

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Primary partitions

Hi, I have a question. When formatting my HD with Diskpart and I'm setting up the partitions do I need to list them all as primary or do I list the OS one as primary? If I list only the OS one as primary what do I need to list the others as?


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22 Jul 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello n10669, welcome to Seven Forums!


Windows needs to be on a Primary so it is bootable as the Windows "System" boot files can't be hosted on an Extended partition; though there is another storage option presented in Method One of this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Partition / Extended : Logical Drives



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22 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n10669 View Post
Hi, I have a question. When formatting my HD with Diskpart and I'm setting up the partitions do I need to list them all as primary or do I list the OS one as primary? If I list only the OS one as primary what do I need to list the others as?
Depends upon your objectives.

This is Win 7 and not XP.

You don't need all of those small parititons which you had in XP which are counter-productive in a Win 7 environment.

In other words, create Primary partitions and only primary partitions.

My jumping jehosophat, you get four of them. What more does a man need with a modern os like win 7?

Of course, there are those old and young buzzards who never grew with the modern world who will disagree with me. In case you wonder, I'm an old buzzard who ate the entrails of the dead and deceased early Dos versions. (My breath has not improved.)
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23 Jul 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n10669 View Post
Hi, I have a question. When formatting my HD with Diskpart and I'm setting up the partitions do I need to list them all as primary or do I list the OS one as primary? If I list only the OS one as primary what do I need to list the others as?
Depends upon your objectives.

This is Win 7 and not XP.

You don't need all of those small parititons which you had in XP which are counter-productive in a Win 7 environment.

In other words, create Primary partitions and only primary partitions.

My jumping jehosophat, you get four of them. What more does a man need with a modern os like win 7?

Of course, there are those old and young buzzards who never grew with the modern world who will disagree with me. In case you wonder, I'm an old buzzard who ate the entrails of the dead and deceased early Dos versions. (My breath has not improved.)

Best way to go.
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