Windows 7 primary partition limit

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I have a 320GB HDD that I want to format into five primary partitions through the setup of Windows 7.

The problem is that Windows 7 does not allow me to create more than 4 partitions. How can I solve this problem?



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Windows 7 primary partition limit


What you have to do if Windows 7 does not permit you to make partitions.

Use these steps and make partitions of your choice. Right click on your My Computer shortcut on your desktop ; select the manage and Go to management. Under Storage double click on the Disk management ; a window will open where you need to select the drive which has more memory and right click on that. It will display many options in which you can select.

Options are 1) Create new partition as active 2) Shrink volume

You can use both the options.

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Windows 7 primary partition limit


Hi Lucian,

The MBR base hard drive allows a Maximum of 4 Primary Partition by any windows OS version. If you want to create more than 4 partitions try the below:

Create 3 Primary partition (includes the Microsoft system reserved partition which occupies 100 MB partition automatically by windows)

Create 1 Extended Partition and create as many(Limited by drive letter) as Logical drive in this partition.

Currently I have 1TB hard disk and I have 3 Primary Partitions (One primary partition is automatically taken by Microsoft System reserved 100MB) and 2 Logical drive in my extended partition.

From Disk management right click on the unallocated Space and select New Simple Volume and for Extended partition allocated the entire remaining space. Once created Right click on the Extended partition area and create logical drives. Hope this works out for you.



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