Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

08 Oct 2011   #380

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Unfortunately there isn't. Also keep in mind that a basic disk cannot have more than 4 primary partitions. If you want to create more than 4 altogether, then once you already have 3 primary partitions the next step is to create an extended partion and place two or more logical volumes within it (however many you want).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Oct 2011   #381

Windows 7

If I plan for a dual boot in the future, should I be having 2 primary drives?
BTW, whats the need to create partitions, technically other than to store things separately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2011   #382

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
partitioning problems

Hi Guys

I have just purchased an HP pavilion g series laptop. I want to create a new partition, for my data. I have followed the instructions to shrink the C partition. Computer Management is saying I now have 130GB of unallocated space. But when I try to create a new simple volume, i get the warning box every time about it becoming a dynamic drive, and have to click no, and so it wont create the partition.

I tried using method 2, but when i do list disks, it says that there are no disks with free space.
Partition or Volume - Create New-capture-1.png
Partition or Volume - Create New-capture-2.png

What do I do now?

Thanks in advance for your help,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2011   #383

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jodsbods, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The problem is that you already had the limit of 4 primary partitions which doesn't allow you to create a new partition.

You could use what was posted here (see link) to set your C: partition to be a "logical" partition instead of "primary" to be able to create another partition.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Dec 2011   #384

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit

i can not do this with hp dv6. plz help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2011   #385

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello djdusmanta, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but we are going to need screenshots of Disk Management and a lot more information about what you cannot do before we may be able to help you with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #386

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

i am having a problem. i had three partitions to my disk. i deleted one of the partitions and now i have about 48GB free space.
Partition or Volume - Create New-scr0.jpg
i wanted to merge it with c drive but later i thought to create a new volume. so i right clicked and selected 'New Simple Volume"(since it was the only option that could be clicked!!!)
Partition or Volume - Create New-scr1.jpg

then i followed the instructions but it showed an error!
Partition or Volume - Create New-scr2.jpg
Partition or Volume - Create New-scr3.jpg

what should i do?
i cant access the 48GB memory from anywhere!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #387

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Aamod, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the free program MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition to delete the 48.83 GB space and extend C: into the then unallocated space. If you get any type of message to convert the disk to dynamic, be sure to say NO.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #388

Windows 7 Starter 32bit

Is it effective to Windows 7 Starter?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2012   #389

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Meyi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, this tutorial works will all editions of Windows 7. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Partition or Volume - Create New

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Shrink Volume - Create Partition Q
I set about creating a new simple volume on a brand new laptop today. You know - they come with one giant C: drive. We want a nice, manageable C: drive for imaging, about 75 - 80GB, but 100 or 125 would do. Ran up against the "fixed files" limit on shrinking the volume - could only claim 225GB...
General Discussion
Setup was unable to create a new system partition - I can not create p
Hello guys,'ve looked for everything that google and not found my solution. Is giving the following error when trying to install windows 7 in HD: "setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition" I've tried to do some procedures, but also can not...
Installation & Setup
Not Able to Create Partition (Shrink Volume Issue)
I've been trying to set up a 2nd partition to put a 32bit windows 7 on, but I can't. I'm following a tutorial, I get to this stage: But it's not letting me edit how much I want to shrink my drive by. Even if I manually put in a number, the "Shrink" button is...
Installation & Setup
Can not create a Simple Volume, or Delete the Partition
I was formatting my 30 Gig partition on my 1TB hard drive. I deleted the partition and was going to split it further, but when i deleted it it stored as free space rather then Unallocated. now whenever I try to create a simple colume or delete the partition it gives the error message "There is not...
General Discussion
Create volume or partition?
when I'm formatting a HDD that is completely clean (no partitions or volumes) should I create a partition or some kind of volume to format the drive, which will format the whole drive, I don't know which one to go with. If partition, what kind, primary extended etc. If volume, what kind of...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+