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Windows 7: Partition / Extended : Logical Drives


24 Feb 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

How to Create Extended Partition / Logical Drives Where Needed
The Windows Master Boot Record (MBR) partition structure supports a total of only four (4) partitions per Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive, they can be either 4...


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21 Dec 2011   #30
mithubdn

Windows 7 Home Premium(SP-1) 64bit.
 
 

Thanks a lot!

It seems that Method-2 is the most suitable rather than getting rid of "System"


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21 Dec 2011   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is the reason you want to get rid of one partition. If it is because of the 4 primaries, there is an easier way to solve the problem.
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21 Dec 2011   #32
mithubdn

Windows 7 Home Premium(SP-1) 64bit.
 
 

Yes, this is because of 4 primaries. I wish to add more partitions.

I would like to have a look at the easier way if it is different from Method-2 mentioned by Bare Foot Kid.

Thanks anyway!
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21 Dec 2011   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The easiest is to make the C partition a logical partition. You can do that with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - that is probably what you refer to in the tutorial of Ted (Bare Foot Kid). Just highlight C in PW, go to the Partition Tab > Modify and you will see,
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21 Dec 2011   #34
mithubdn

Windows 7 Home Premium(SP-1) 64bit.
 
 

I have installed PW home edition. And as you said, in the Partition tab I find the option and can make C: logical!
But I didn't APPLY yet! coz...just wondering if I can do it from here, why should I use PW bootable CD??!!

If you show green signal, I will press APPLY button in PW
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21 Dec 2011   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, You need the bootable CD of PW (last entry on the webpage) because you cannot run it off your system whilst this is active. Burn the .iso to a CD and boot the CD.
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21 Dec 2011   #36
mithubdn

Windows 7 Home Premium(SP-1) 64bit.
 
 

Probably I could not make you understand!

I mean, I am getting the same options to make C: Logical, at the PW that I installed in my Laptop. And it seems that I can make C: logical from within Win 7, rather than using the PW bootable CD.

But question is that if I use in the installed version, is it OK / same with that with the bootable CD?
OR I must have to use bootable CD, although I have the same options available in the installed version of PW??

Thanks for support!
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21 Dec 2011   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would use the bootable CD - I think from within the running OS it will not work. But I have never tried that. You can try and then tell us whether it worked - I doubt it though.
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21 Dec 2011   #38
mithubdn

Windows 7 Home Premium(SP-1) 64bit.
 
 

Yes!! It worked..though I took a risk!

However, it actually didn't work from within Windows as Windows was preventing to perform action, I guess; was showing an message that it will be done once restarted. And finally change was done by PW during booting windows..

I am now making drives!!

Thanks a lottttttttt!!!
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21 Dec 2011   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome. So my hunch was correct - you cannot change the OS partition from within windows whilst this is running, right?
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