You are here:

Windows 7/Windows 7 partitions

Advertisement


Question
Disk Management
Disk Management  
Hi Kevin,
 I need some guidance on creating partitions & logical drives in Windows 7.

 I just purchased a new system (Intel i5, 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM). I am trying to create partitions. I have created 3 primary partitions (illustrated picture attached), I am unable to create extended partitions that would enable me to create multiple logical drives.

 Windows 7 permits only 3 primary partitions, the third primary partition (E - as illustrated in pic) is of size 531GB, I want to create extended partition in it, to crate multiple logical drives. Please guide me how to perform this.

 There is one more thing, while creating partitions the OS automatically created a partition (System Reserved) of 100GB size. What is this.

regards,
Sumazu

Answer
Hi Sumazu,

Windows 7 won't be able to extend and those partitions. You will need to use third party partition tools to do that. Even though this should be safe, I highly recommend that you back up your data whenever you do something like this. Take a look at Easeus Partition software at:

http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Free-Edition/3000-2248_4-108633

The 100MB partition should contain your boot files. It's created by Windows and should be left alone.

Kevin.

Windows 7

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Kevin Hou

Expertise

I`m familiar with Windows 95/98/2K/XP/7 problems and will try my best to assist you. Feel free to ask any software or hardware related questions.

Experience

I started using computers over 10 years ago and have grown to both love and hate it to say the least. I have studied computer programming and graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Education/Credentials
Bachelors in computer information science

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.