Is There Any Way to Create More Partitions If I Already Have 4 Drive Partitions in Windows 7?

I'm here to seek help. The situation is I have four drive partitions by far, But I want to create more. So, is there any way to create more partitions if I already have 4 drive partitions in Windows 7? If there is, please share it with me. Thanks.

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Roxanne· Answered on May 16, 2024

Yes, there are some ways that you can create more drive partitions, even if you already have four. Before taking action to create more disk partitions, you should figure out what partition style your drive is - MBR or GPT. They differ in partition number: MBR can only create four primary partitions, while a GPT disk can make 128. Refer to the following link and check what partition table your drive is. 

Further Reading: How to Check If your drive is MBR or GPT

Situation 1. You have an MBR drive

If your disk is MBR and you already have four partitions, you may find the New Simple Volume greyed out or receive a pop-up warning "Disk already contains the maximum number of partitions." In this case, you can create more partitions by changing a primary partition to a logical one. You can use Disk Management, but this Windows built-in tool requires deleting a primary partition before creating a logical one, which will most likely cause data loss. 

EaseUS Partition Master allows you to create more partitions by converting the primary partition to a logical partition without losing data. It is easy to use and supports most Windows systems, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP. Download this tool and follow the three simple steps below:

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master and go to "Partition Manager."

Step 2. Right-click the primary partition that needs to be converted and click "Advanced," choose "Primary to Logical."

Step 3. Tap the "Execute 1 Task" button and click "Apply" to begin the conversion. 

After the conversion finish, you can refer to steps in situation 2 to create new partitions.

Situation 2. You have a GPT drive

If your drive is GPT and you want to create more partitions, retort to EaseUS Partition Master. Here is how to generate more than four partitions on a GPT drive:

Attention: Skip to step 3 if your disk already has unallocated space.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, and it will scan and show your drives. Right-click a target disk's partition with much free space, and choose "Resize/Move."

Step 2. Select one of the partition ends and drag it to create unallocated space. Click "OK."

Step 3. Go to the Partition Manager and right-click the unallocated space to choose "Create."

Step 4. Customize your ideal partition size, drive letter, partition label, file system, and other advanced settings. Click "OK" to proceed.

Step 5. Select "Execute 1 Task" and "Apply" to begin partitioning.

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