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    Default How to re-partition a hard drive in Windows 7 without erasing data

    This nice KB article will tell you how to re-partition your hard drive in Windows 7. Learn how to create a new partition.

    Visit KB970639 for a full read.

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    Yes, one of the most requested queries answered in step by step tutorial by Microsoft Support.

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    Thanks andy, I tried re-partitioning my HD before using 3rd party tool, an Im afraid that I may loose my data (but I do have backups on other drive), and thankfully, the tool works, no data loose.
    but it was different, I use to add more space to an extended partition.

    your share may help me in the future. thanks.
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    What I did not see is a BIG warning not to try create a new partition when there are already 4 primary partitions on the disk. I see a lot of people that end up with dynamic partitions and then do not know what to do.

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    If you want more than 4 partitions then you must use DISKPART utility to create extended volume that can holds any number of logical partitions as there are available drive letters;

    I feel that would be the best solution. A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkonit View Post
    If you want more than 4 partitions then you must use DISKPART utility to create extended volume that can holds any number of logical partitions as there are available drive letters;

    I feel that would be the best solution. A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility
    Yeah, that's one way. But you still have to make sure that you do not have more than 3 primaries before you create the extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkonit View Post
    If you want more than 4 partitions then you must use DISKPART utility to create extended volume that can holds any number of logical partitions as there are available drive letters;

    I feel that would be the best solution. A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility

    why use a commandline utility, when you can use a GUI ?
    "Disk Manager" (diskmgmt.msc) works for creating logical partitions too.

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