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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New


22 Jan 2009   #399
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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25 Apr 2012   #400
blueriver649

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk management drive map and listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu: Screen Shots

Tell us exactly what it is you want to do and we will give you the steps.
Hello, Greggrocker

I would like to create a new partition so I can install Window 8 for dual boot, I have no problem to show you a screen shot but how I get to this step ( Disk management drive map and listings) . Thanks

Sorry, I would be able to this step too.....

This is my Disk management drive map and listings



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25 Apr 2012   #401
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Blueriver,

Since you already have 4 primary partitions, you will not be able to do this in Disk Management. Instead, you could use the tutorial below to shrink your C: partition, then use that unallocated space between C: and D: to create a logical partition to install Windows 8 onto.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Apr 2012   #402
blueriver649

window 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, I got it....
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25 Apr 2012   #403
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome blueriver. I'm happy to hear you got it.
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09 May 2012   #404
payamazimi

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi
I have one parimary partition (70 GB) and an unallocated space (396 GB) when I open disk management I want to create an extended partiton but your instraction is about primary partitions.

Can you give us an instruction about create a new extended partition?
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09 May 2012   #405
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Payamazimi,

Here you go.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
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11 May 2012   #406
payamazimi

windows ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi Brink
Thanks alot for your instruction.
My problem was solved.
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12 May 2012   #407
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that it was able to help.
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03 Jun 2012   #408
F4T3

windows 7
 
 

hello Brink,

i have been trying to do this so i can install windows 8 on a seperate partition and dual boot with windows 7

i have shrank my C: , and now have 100GB of unallocated space (as seen in screen shot)

now in your tutorial you state to click no if you get a popup saying to change to dynamic ( in screen shot) so i do this but i am still left with my unallocated space, how do i make that to a logical or primary partition?

thank you.


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03 Jun 2012   #409
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello F4T3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you already have 4 primary partitions, you will not be able to create another primary partition with the unallocated space. Instead, you could use the tutorial below to create a logical partition with the unallocated space to then be able to install Windows 8 on.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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