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Windows 7: How can i make logical drives in my system

21 Apr 2010   #1
2603Munna

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How can i make logical drives in my system

I am using windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS......And My one is a 500 GB HD.........,How can i make logical drives in my system.?.............,whenever i try to make partitions during installation it is nt allowing either do to more than 4 primary partitions or to do
logical partitions after my installation in my disk management ...........,how can i make use of my 500 GB completely.....,to store data in logical drives rather than primary partitions?


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21 Apr 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can't make more than four partitions on a single drive that uses an MBR. Honestly, there's no reaosn to over-partition like that anyway. More partitions does not equate to better file management.
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21 Apr 2010   #3
2603Munna

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Csn it be possible by Gparted............,as someone said me...................,can it be possible with it?
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21 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The best way is 3 primaries and one extended under which you can make a lot of logicals. If you already have 4 primaries, you have to get rid of one. I would use Disk management - it is safer than the OEM programs. Make backups when you fumble with other programs. Partition Wizard (free home edition) is one of the better programs for "fumbling".
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21 Apr 2010   #5
oldtraveler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The best way is 3 primaries and one extended under which you can make a lot of logicals. If you already have 4 primaries, you have to get rid of one. I would use Disk management - it is safer than the OEM programs. Make backups when you fumble with other programs. Partition Wizard (free home edition) is one of the better programs for "fumbling".
Partition Wizard works great on my 64 bit Windows 7.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Use Partition Wizard bootable CD which works best with Win7.

In 100+ Resizing and dual-boot Removal operations we have helped with here, it has never failed - even though a 3rd party partitioning tool can be expected to sometimes fail during Resizing and Moving operations.

It can create Logical partitions, even convert Primary to Logical and vice versa.
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