How to create a logical partition in Windows7?

Aug 11, 2017 by

When we partition a hard drive during installation, we will find that all the partitions are primary partition. However windows only allows for up to 4 primary partitions on a single hard drive. If you have some unallocated space you can't use it. Create extended partitions can help us make effective use of these space. But how to create extended partitions? Now I will introduce you my way to create extended partitions. Hope it can help you. Now, let's begin! Oops, don't forget to back up your data!

Right-click "Computer" on your desktop choose "Manage", then click "Disk Management" you will find that in my computer except disk "C" and "E", other space are unallocated.

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Now i will show you how to make unsllocated space into logical partition, first press "win" + "r" open a new window, enter "cmd" and run "cmd.exe". 

Input "diskpart" in the command window and press "enter".

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Input "select disk 1" after DISKPART> to choose our hard drive, then press "enter". If you have more than one hard drive in your computer, you can input select disk X, X represents for the hard drive you choose. X can be number 0,1,2,3,4 . . .

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Next input "create partition extended" to create extended partition, press "enter". Then the unallocated space will become extended partition automatically.

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Now back to Disk Management, we can see our unallocated space turned into free space, and the color also turned into green.

Now, let's create new simple volume. Let's see, my new volume becomes a logical partition.

That all about our tutorial, is that easy?