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

14 Nov 2009   #1
computerke

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 win7. 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 win7 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 ...


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14 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

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 win7. 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 win7 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
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16 Nov 2009   #3
computerke

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
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