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Windows 7: cant create new partion? error?

24 Oct 2009   #1
elim

Windows 7
 
 
cant create new partion? error?

hello

im trying to create a new partition on my c drive to install xp for dual booting,however this message appears and im not sure what it means. im trying to partion the 30gb unallocated space




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24 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

oh, you already have 4 partitions in the partition table. You can not have more than 4 partitions on a basic disk (unless you convert one of them to extended)

you will need to edit that.

try it with this:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html
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24 Oct 2009   #3
elim

Windows 7
 
 

what do you mean? cant i have more than 4, the others came with my computer.
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24 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I mean that a hard disk with MBR structure cannot have more than 4 partitions, unless you convert one of the existing partitions into an extended one. Then you can make some logical partitions within the extended partition.
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24 Oct 2009   #5
elim

Windows 7
 
 

lol im confused, so what do you suggest i do?

i just want to add another partition for xp
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24 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

if you're confused, then you should probably not be attempting to do what I say.

Why don't you just install Microsoft Virtual PC and XP mode? Then you can use XP within Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2009   #7
elim

Windows 7
 
 

yes i tried that but i want to use this video capaturing software and its not very smooth on xp mode

id like a dedicated xp operating system
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24 Oct 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

did you install that free partition software yet?
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24 Oct 2009   #9
elim

Windows 7
 
 

yep.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

see if it lets you convert the c: partition into extended or logical.
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