Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: how to create an extended partition with logical drives


14 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
how to create an extended partition with logical drives

Hi everyone,

Just new here, i am right now installing my new-built PC with Windows 7 Enterprise.
Unfortunately, i have already some problems. My hard drive is a 1 TB WD and on setup i made a primary partition of 50 GB for Windows 7. I thought to partition the rest afterwards and there is the problem. The installation went without any problem, but in diskmanager i cannot see the option as i saw in XP to choose between a primary or an extended partition . I wanted to make a large extended partition of the unallocated space and then divide it into some logical drives to hold my programs, pictures & films,... etc. As Windows 7 makes primary partition always i am limited to 4 partitions and that is not enough.
Someone who can help me out pls ?

Thanks in advance !

Ronny

UPDATE !!

Found it using easus, but i still dunno understand why diskmanager is not capable of doing that anymore ...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computerke View Post
Hi everyone,

Just new here, i am right now installing my new-built PC with Windows 7 Enterprise.
Unfortunately, i have already some problems. My hard drive is a 1 TB WD and on setup i made a primary partition of 50 GB for Windows 7. I thought to partition the rest afterwards and there is the problem. The installation went without any problem, but in diskmanager i cannot see the option as i saw in XP to choose between a primary or an extended partition . I wanted to make a large extended partition of the unallocated space and then divide it into some logical drives to hold my programs, pictures & films,... etc. As Windows 7 makes primary partition always i am limited to 4 partitions and that is not enough.
Someone who can help me out pls ?

Thanks in advance !

Ronny

UPDATE !!

Found it using easus, but i still dunno understand why diskmanager is not capable of doing that anymore ...
It might have had just a random hiccup...glad you got it sorted out
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for replying, Zedane ! I am currently working on transferring my software and data from the old XP machine to the new PC with Windows 7

Ronny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 how to create an extended partition with logical drives




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: how to create an extended partition with logical drives
Thread Forum
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives Tutorials
How to extend an Extended Partition; leave logical volumes intact General Discussion
Can I install Win XP on a 4th logical/extended partition? Installation & Setup
Solved Partition / Extended : Logical Drives Installation & Setup
i cant convert extended partition to logical partitiion.. Installation & Setup
How do I make an extended partition with logical General Discussion
Difference between Primary, Extended, Logical Partition General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33