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how do i convert /make logical partitions in windows 7 Enterprise 32bit

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  • Hi Shivayogiss,

    You cannot convert primary partitions to logical partitions.

    You can create logical partitions inside an extended partition. A hard disk can have up to four partitions, but only one can be extended partition. The other partitions, up to three of them can be primary partitions.

    To create extended partition, you must have unalocated space on your hard drive.

    It seems that Disk Managent console doesn't allow creation of extended partition so we have to use diskpart utility.

    Open command prompt with "Run as administrator" and type command
    diskpart

    The typical sequence of diskpart commands is shown below. Note # comments are only comments, you actually don't type any comments in diskpart sequence of commands.

    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: SEVEN-03

    DISKPART> select disk 1  # This is in fact second disk. Disks are numbered from 0

    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list part

    There are no partitions on this disk to show.

    # First we create extended partition. Extended partition is only container for logical partitions.

    DISKPART> create partition extended size=300   # The size is in MB

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> list part

      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
    * Partition 0    Extended           300 MB  1024 KB

    DISKPART> select partition 0

    Partition 0 is now the selected partition.

    DISKPART> create partition logical size=100  # We create the first logical partition

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> create partition logical size=50   # We create the second logical partition. And so on, as many as we like

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> exit

    Leaving DiskPart...

    Don't forget to format logical partitions.

    Good luck

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 2:51 PM
  • Please read:

    Understanding Disk Partitions

    Best Regards
    Dale

    Friday, June 11, 2010 2:11 AM
    Moderator

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  • If you have no space available, you will need to right-click an existing partition and shrink it to leave unallocated space.

    The unallocated space can be right-clicked and set up as an Extended partition. This Extended partition can then be sub-divided into Logical partitions.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 2:42 PM
  • Hi Shivayogiss,

    You cannot convert primary partitions to logical partitions.

    You can create logical partitions inside an extended partition. A hard disk can have up to four partitions, but only one can be extended partition. The other partitions, up to three of them can be primary partitions.

    To create extended partition, you must have unalocated space on your hard drive.

    It seems that Disk Managent console doesn't allow creation of extended partition so we have to use diskpart utility.

    Open command prompt with "Run as administrator" and type command
    diskpart

    The typical sequence of diskpart commands is shown below. Note # comments are only comments, you actually don't type any comments in diskpart sequence of commands.

    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: SEVEN-03

    DISKPART> select disk 1  # This is in fact second disk. Disks are numbered from 0

    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list part

    There are no partitions on this disk to show.

    # First we create extended partition. Extended partition is only container for logical partitions.

    DISKPART> create partition extended size=300   # The size is in MB

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> list part

      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
    * Partition 0    Extended           300 MB  1024 KB

    DISKPART> select partition 0

    Partition 0 is now the selected partition.

    DISKPART> create partition logical size=100  # We create the first logical partition

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> create partition logical size=50   # We create the second logical partition. And so on, as many as we like

    DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

    DISKPART> exit

    Leaving DiskPart...

    Don't forget to format logical partitions.

    Good luck

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 2:51 PM
  • Please read:

    Understanding Disk Partitions

    Best Regards
    Dale

    Friday, June 11, 2010 2:11 AM
    Moderator