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?




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: