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Windows 7: Can not create more than 4 partition

26 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can not create more than 4 partition

while i am formating my laptop i cant create more than 4 primary partiotion
what is the reason behind that error .

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26 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

If you need more than 4 partitions you have to create everything past #3 as logical partition in an extended partition.

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26 Sep 2011   #3

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This is not a error.
If you would like more than 4 partitions take a look at this tutorial:
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives[2]=Performance Maintenance
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26 Sep 2011   #4

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limit of 4 PRIMARY partition (one with you os must be "active").
Then you must create logical partition within an extended one.
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26 Sep 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

After doing all that on a 150 gig hard drive each partition would be very small. If it was my computer I would install a bigger hard drive if one will fit in there. You could also get a external hard drive of size and partition it.
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26 Sep 2011   #6
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Have read that some folks have used Disk Utility to FORCE the creation of a fifth (and more) partitions -- but doing so also forces the conversion of the partitions into Dynamic Disks -- something you do NOT want to do.
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26 Sep 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

For a 150 GB hard disk, two partitions are ideal. First one for OS and second one for data.
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26 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You shouldn't have any reason for needing that many partitions on a single disk. Personally, I never go above two.
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