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How to Create Logical Partition in Windows 7 When Disk Management Can’t

  • Question: when clean installing Windows 7, I just partitioned the hard disk to 4 blocks, namely partition C, D, E, and F. The former 3 are primary while the latter 1 is logical. Now I’m planning to shrink partition E so as to create a new logical partition. However, when creating new partition in Disk Management I just got the following message:

    windows 7 create partition error

    What’s the matter and how to create a logical partition in Windows 7 at this time?

    Answer: if users create partition with Windows Disk Management, Primary or Logical is not provided for users to choose, and the tool just sets it by default. When there have been 3 primary partitions and 1 logical partition, users will be unable to create logical partitions with unallocated space. For detailed information, please see Can’t Create Partition Windows 8 since both Windows 7 and Windows 8 have the same limitation.

    Nevertheless, with third party partition manager users can solve the problem how to create logical partition in Windows 7 very easily for this kind of software breaks through defects of Windows Disk Management. Here, free partition manager with mighty competence is suggested. It is MiniTool Partition Wizard. Next, let’s use it to create partition.

    How to Create Logical Partition in Windows 7 with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    1. Launch the program to get its main interface below:

    minitool partition wizard main interface

    2. Select the unallocated space and click "Create Partition" to get the following interface:

    how to create logical partition in windows 7 set partition properties

    3. Set properties for new partition, resize partition by dragging triangles on edges of the handle, and change partition location via dragging the whole handle. Then, click "OK" to enter the next interface:

    how to create logical partition in windows 7 apply change

    Now, we can see a new partition namely partition H is created in the original unallocated space.

    4. Click "Apply" button to apply changes.

    After application, all operations have been done. If users encounter the same situation and also do not know how to create logical partition in Windows 7, 8, or other Windows operating systems, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard.