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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

21 Jun 2011   #310
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Karthigeyanj. You'r welcome.


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05 Jul 2011   #311
SMA

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

I shrinked my disk, chose "new simple volume" and the steps normally appeared till 9!
when I choose finish a window appears: the operation selected will convert the disk to dynamic so I'll not be able to start installed operating system.. are you sure you want to continue?
when I choose Yes another window pops up: the pack name is invalid.
so.. what's wrong?
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05 Jul 2011   #312
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SMA, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You DO NOT want to convert the disk to dynamic. Doing so could render Windows 7 unbootable.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management showing all of the HDD layout?
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06 Jul 2011   #313
SMA

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

this is my disk management.


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06 Jul 2011   #314
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

SMA,

Unfortunately, you already have the maximum of 4 primary partitions allowed on a disk thanks to how your OEM (HP) setup the HDD disk at the factory for your Windows 7 recovery partitions (System, Recovery, and HP_Tools). This is why you are not being allowed to create a new partition. You could extend the C: drive back into the "unallocated space" to add it back to C: .

If you are able to, I would recommend installing a 2nd HDD to breakup into separate partitions instead. They are cheap these days, and it would be a lot less trouble for you. You wouldn't have to worry about messing up your Windows 7 factory recovery partions on your current HDD and not being able restore Windows 7 with them if needed in the future.
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06 Jul 2011   #315
SMA

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

thanks for helping Brink!
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06 Jul 2011   #316
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome SMA.
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06 Jul 2011   #317
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Given the large number of HP PCs sold and the number of times this problem arises, I hope HP occasionally glance at this forum.
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06 Jul 2011   #318
SMA

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Given the large number of HP PCs sold and the number of times this problem arises, I hope HP occasionally glance at this forum.
>>> LIKE
the problem of heating as well!
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16 Jul 2011   #319
alfares

WIn7 64 bit
 
 
How to creat another partition on SSD

Dear Brink,
Thank you for this valuable instruction. Is it possible to do SHRINK and CREAT NEW drive on SSD using the same method explained here?

I got a new Sony Vaio, VPCZ1 with 256 GB SSD flash drive & Win7 as OS. The problem it has only one drive (C) and I want to creat another drive (100 GB) for data, and leave the rest for OS.

Should I follow the same steps explained here? which is much simpler than what is explained in other forums !
http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/467519-how-configure-raid-jbod-new-vpcz1-series-ssd.html

Thank you
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