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Windows 7: Partition

28 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 8 Professional x64

My friend has 4 partitions now he asked me to create 2 partions..can u tell me the procedure during installation?

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28 Aug 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

You can get the basics here:

Partition or Volume - Shrink

And some general info here:

Disk partitioning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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29 Aug 2010   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
My friend has 4 partitions now he asked me to create 2 partions..can u tell me the procedure during installation?
The short answer is -- you can't.

If these are all Primary partitions, that is the maximum number you can have on a single drive.

You would have to do the followingL
1) back off one of the Primary partitions
2) remove the Primary and replace it with an Extended partition
3) recreate the Primary inside the new Extended partition
4) Copy back the contents of the old Primary into the new Primary

The two new partitions you create will both have to be inside the new Extended partition.

All of this (as far as I know) will have to be done OUTSIDE of the installation process.
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29 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


Please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping tool in Start Menu.

Please tell us what is on the current partitions, and whether you want new ones for data or an OS.

Or are you asking us to help you consolidate four partitions into two?
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