Create a New Partition for Some Unallocated Space - Need Help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jake Lee, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Jake Lee

    Jake Lee Guest

    Hi, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron successfully
    on a partition (C:, 50GB) and I still have another 50GB unallocated space. I
    am wondering how I can create a new partition in Vista to use the allocated
    space.

    When I tried to use the Installation DVD to create the new partition, I got
    the following message: "Windows Cannot be installed to this hard disk space.
    The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type."

    If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it very much.

    Thanks a lot,

    Jake
     
    Jake Lee, Apr 30, 2007
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  2. "Jake Lee" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron
    > successfully
    > on a partition (C:, 50GB) and I still have another 50GB unallocated space.
    > I
    > am wondering how I can create a new partition in Vista to use the
    > allocated
    > space.
    >
    > When I tried to use the Installation DVD to create the new partition, I
    > got
    > the following message: "Windows Cannot be installed to this hard disk
    > space.
    > The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type."
    >
    > If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it very much.
    >
    > Thanks a lot,
    >
    > Jake


    Open Computer Management from the Administrative Tools in Control Panel and
    use the Disk Management item under the Storage node.

    --

    Mike Brannigan
     
    Mike Brannigan, Apr 30, 2007
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  3. Jake Lee

    Jake Lee Guest

    Thanks , Mike. When I tried with Disk Management, it complained for
    insufficient space. Can you advise..?

    "Mike Brannigan" wrote:

    > "Jake Lee" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron
    > > successfully
    > > on a partition (C:, 50GB) and I still have another 50GB unallocated space.
    > > I
    > > am wondering how I can create a new partition in Vista to use the
    > > allocated
    > > space.
    > >
    > > When I tried to use the Installation DVD to create the new partition, I
    > > got
    > > the following message: "Windows Cannot be installed to this hard disk
    > > space.
    > > The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type."
    > >
    > > If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it very much.
    > >
    > > Thanks a lot,
    > >
    > > Jake

    >
    > Open Computer Management from the Administrative Tools in Control Panel and
    > use the Disk Management item under the Storage node.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike Brannigan
    >
    >
     
    Jake Lee, Apr 30, 2007
    #3
  4. Jake, did you click to select the unallocated space?
    It may be it was looking at the C: drive.

    --

    Jerry

    One thing money can't buy,
    The wagging tail of a dog.

    "Jake Lee" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks , Mike. When I tried with Disk Management, it complained for
    > insufficient space. Can you advise..?
    >
    > "Mike Brannigan" wrote:
    >
    >> "Jake Lee" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi, I installed Windows Vista Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron
    >> > successfully
    >> > on a partition (C:, 50GB) and I still have another 50GB unallocated
    >> > space.
    >> > I
    >> > am wondering how I can create a new partition in Vista to use the
    >> > allocated
    >> > space.
    >> >
    >> > When I tried to use the Installation DVD to create the new partition, I
    >> > got
    >> > the following message: "Windows Cannot be installed to this hard disk
    >> > space.
    >> > The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type."
    >> >
    >> > If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it very much.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks a lot,
    >> >
    >> > Jake

    >>
    >> Open Computer Management from the Administrative Tools in Control Panel
    >> and
    >> use the Disk Management item under the Storage node.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Mike Brannigan
    >>
    >>
     
    JerryM \(ID\), Apr 30, 2007
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  5. Jake Lee

    Guest

    Does your hard drive have four partitions already? If so, you cannot use Windows built-in disk management tool to create new partition with the unallocated space. The only solution is to use third party partition software like AOMEI Partition Assistant. http://www.disk-partition.com/
     
    , Jan 6, 2013
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