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Windows 7: Partition Help needed urgently

20 Jan 2010   #1

windows home 7
Partition Help needed urgently


Need a help very urgently.. I went to lot of discussions and am not able to find solution for my problem.. Please help me.

I have installed windows 7 home and mine is 500gb, two partitions with 420 in c: and 30 in d: ... I tried to partition c: (which s a primary partition) to two more partitions , but am not able to do that.. Able to shrink the C: , but after that its saying "already u having maximum number of partitions" but am having two only..

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20 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

your problem is you technicallly have 4 partitions, you have the 100MB system reserved partition which windows made for itself on installation, your windows partition, your data partition, and your OEM partition, which im guessing is for recovery, Windows will not allow you to create more than 4 Primary Partitions
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20 Jan 2010   #3

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Take a look at this post:

Can't partition unalloted space

Post back.
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20 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to shrink your partitions as desired, then create new Logical partition(s) for data.

If you need another Primary partition, you can delete the 200mb System Reserved partition recover the space into Win7 partition, mark Win7 active, then boot Win7 DVD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the MBR to Win7.
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