Windows 7 disk management utility doesn't allow creation of simple volume: Error maximum number of partitions exceeded

I'm trying to create a new partition in Win7 using disk management utility. Have shrinked existing C drive to create unallocated space. Am not able to create a simple volume with this unallocated space due to the following error message.

"You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains maximum number of partitions"

How do I fix this issue or bypass it with some other method to create partitions?

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Hi,

 

You'll need to convert the disk to dynamic before creating the extra partition. To do this within Disk Management:

- Right click on Disk 0 (Grey area that shows the total size of your HD)

- Select 'Convert to Dynamic Disk'

After you've converted it to a dynamic disk you'll then be able to go and create the new simple partition.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards, Damian

 


Damian Coverly
Damian Coverly

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Last updated January 26, 2020 Views 146,807 Applies to: