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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

22 Jan 2009   #199
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Partition or Volume - Create New

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7

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13 Apr 2010   #200
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Lokks like there's only about 30gb used space on F.

Much easier to use the Free Partition Wizard.

D/L and install it.

On the main window, rt click F , select Move/Resize.

Drag the left edge of F all the way left to incorporate the unallocated space.

Then drag the right edge of F all the way rt to fill the window.

OK , then Click Apply.


Click Here for Free Partition Wizard Home Edition

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13 Apr 2010   #201
provlima

 
 

Thanks guys for all your help!

I'm now hopefully close to what I've been trying to accomplish for two weeks!

Here is the final screenshot.

How can I create a new logical partition from the 585 GB of unallocated space resulting from the shrinking of the C volume???

Jim


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13 Apr 2010   #202
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You decided to delete the F partition.

To create an Extended partition from that unallocated space, Rt click it in Disk management and select new simple volume.

It will automatically be ceated as an extended partition - selct Quick format, ntfs and give it a drive letter.
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13 Apr 2010   #203
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You decided to delete the F partition.

To create an Extended partition from that unallocated space, Rt click it in Disk management and select new simple volume.

It will automatically be ceated as an extended partition - selct Quick format, ntfs and give it a drive letter.
Perfect - as simple as that. The wizard will guide you. But if you want to see it in real, watch this video. It is 12 minutes long.
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24 Apr 2010   #204
aahana86

windows 7
 
 

hi Shawn thx 4 ur wonderful tuts here they are a gr8 help

however i have a query if u could pls ans it

as per your tut i performed a shrink drive on my D: drive and this created a new unallocated drive



however when i right-clicked on the new unallocated drive this pop up showed up



i am really confused please could you advice me and explain what does this mean
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24 Apr 2010   #205
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Aahana, and welcome to Seven Forums.

First, be sure to NOT let it convert your disk to Dynamic. You may not be able to boot back into Windows 7 if you do.

You are getting this message since you already have the limit of 4 primary partitions on your hard disk. Ideally you want 3 primaries and 1 extended to have up to 128 logical volumes in the extended partition if free space allows. Another option is to use another hard dive.

It seems that it may be your 10GB OEM Recovery partition that is locking you up. If you do not want to use another hard drive instead, then you will need to create a set of OEM recovery disc with the "Recovery Manager" type shortcut for your brand of computer in your Start Menu. Afterwards, you can use the free Partition Manager Home Edition to delete the 10GB OEM "Recovery partition" until it is "Unallocated Space", combine the two "Unallocated spaces" (10Gb and 59.7GB) if not already, then create the new logical partition with the "Unallocated space" to have 3 primary and 1 logical partitions.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Apr 2010   #206
aahana86

windows 7
 
 

Thx a Lot Shawn for being so sweet in welcoming me here

however I am confused still

if i intend to use this drive to install windows XP is it ok then to let it be a Dynamic disk ?

actually I intend to install Adobe Master collection CS3 as I am a student of animation and have tried installing it in windows 7 however discovered that Adobe CS3 and CS4 doesnt support Win 7 yet as when i tried installing it it would just install the shared component of the coll but none of the main softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator , flash , adobe premiere pro or after effects get installed on it

and hence need a dual boot system so as to let me work on my CS3 coll which works just fine on XP

Hope I am not causing you too much of a trouble
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24 Apr 2010   #207
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem at all Aahana.

DO NOT convert a basic disk that contains a installed operating system to a dynamic disk. Doing so will cause you to no longer be able to boot or start that operating system.
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24 Apr 2010   #208
aahana86

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No problem at all Aahana.

DO NOT convert a basic disk that contains a installed operating system to a dynamic disk. Doing so will cause you to no longer be able to boot or start that operating system.
Oh No Shawn Havent actually installed XP yet but need to soon so then - in that case will a dynamic disk be ok ?

cause i really need to work on my cs3 and seems like xp is my only option
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24 Apr 2010   #209
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

NO DYNAMIC DISK - FOR ANYTHING !!!! Follow Shawns guidance of 3 primaries and 1 extended, then you will be OK.
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