Partition Failed in Windows 7 Home Premium

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Hello,

I just got a new laptop using Windows 7 Home Premium with 500 GB Hard drive. When I got the laptop there are 4 partitions in the HDD already. System which has 300 MB and HP Tools partition and HP Recovery Partition and the last the Windows Partition.
 
I want to create another partition so I don't have to back up my data elsewhere when I want to re-install the Windows 7. I've tried shrinking the partition and create new simple volume and after the last step there's an error 'There is no minimum size requirement'.
 
Then I tried partitioning using EASUS Partition Manager but it still failed. I've googled my way over the Internet and some articles said that it failed because there are already 4 partition and cannot have more than 4 partition in the hard drive. 
 
I've never had problems creating partition in a desktop but I have to admit I never created more than 4 partition in a single hard drive and I have created partition in Windows 7 before so I know it should work but that was Windows 7 Ultimate not Home Version.
 
Does anyone ever encounter this kind of problem? Does the version really affected in the partitioning system?
 
Regards, Patrick
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Partition Failed in Windows 7 Home Premium

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Dear Patrick,
 
First of all, its clear that no windows version affected on the partitioning system of hard drives. You can make more than 20 partitions of one hard drive.
 
  1. Use windows 7 professional edition instead of windows 7 home.
  2. Otherwise install your windows on C drive (only C drive) and create partition more than 24 GB through shrink the size of C partition using EASUS partition manager.
  3. There is no minimum size requirement this error shows that you want to allocate less space to new partition which are the violation. 160 GB hard drive required minimum 8 GB partition. So you will create a new partition approximate. 24 GB.
Thanks.

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