Partition Failed in Windows 7 Home Premium
Asked By 400 points N/A Posted on - 06/09/2011
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?