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Need 2 more partitions in addition to Local Disk(:C) in windows 7

It may be a silly question but i don't have much knowledge regarding this

My original win7 had only one disk - Local Disk(:C) - I created one new one to it by using Disk Management, Shrink Volume. But I need to create one more. I have about 400 GB on my Local Disk (:C) and which It shows me about 150 GB available for shrink to another partition. But once I create it and want to assign letter and label to it, one error occurs and tell me this:
" You can not create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions"


please let me know what is the solution for it because strongly I need 2 more partitions in addition to Local Disk(:C)
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Aaron Tomosky

Create it as extended
Lee W, MVP

An MBR type disk (which is virtually certain what you are using) cannot have more than 4 partitions. If you want/need more than 4 partitions, then you can create up to 3 Primary partitions and one Extended partition.  Once you have an extended partition, you can create logical drives (which are essentially the same as partitions from your perspective).  If you post a screen shot of what you have we might be able to explain with a little more clarity for your circumstance.
Kamaraj Subramanian

download this MiniTool Partition Wizard home edition. And create a extended partition on the C: drive and click apply. it will reboot your system and do the requested partition

http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html
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jjjosef

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I have only one partition as local disk C and want 1 or 2 more in addition to that ..the main problem is that why system shows....

"disk already contains the maximum number of partitions"     as there is only one disk

What are the possibilities regarding this message ?
Kamaraj Subramanian

You'll need to convert the disk to dynamic before creating the extra partition. To do this within Disk Management:

- Right click on Disk 0 (Grey area that shows the total size of your HD)

- Select 'Convert to Dynamic Disk'

After you've converted it to a dynamic disk you'll then be able to go and create the new simple partition.


http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/windows-7-disk-management-utility-doesnt-allow/6d938215-a398-4d13-8d34-662e4dddf8ce
noxcho

What are other three partitions that take the space?
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Gerald Connolly

Why do you need more partitions?

For extra space?
Darr247

I suggest using GPartEd (GNOME Partition Editor), which is available in many forms...
e.g. either as its own Live CD from its open source SourceForge home
or as part of other packages such as the System Rescue CD (run 'wizard' at the prompt then choose the default XFCE GUI desktop, and GParted is in the 'QuickStart' menu bar).

In my opinion, it's a far-better GUI tool than the built-in Windows Disk Management.

Note you can only have 4 primary partitions on a physical hard drive, so if you want more than 4, one of those 4 should be an 'extended' partition, in which you can make more virtual partitions.
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Sorry for the delay
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