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Windows 7: First use of Macrium Reflect: Questions

22 Dec 2014   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you got rid of the dynamics, we'll have to make one of the primary partitions a logical partition. The best candidate for that is the C partition.

And remember - before you start the dynamic conversion, you have to delete that new 2GB partition. Make sure you delete both Volume and Partition so that you only have 2GB of unallocated space.


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22 Dec 2014   #42
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Took a little longer than 30 minutes, sorry about that.

I deleted the I: volume (there was no option to delete a partition also) and now I have 2 GB unallocated space.

As I feared, when I want to "convert dynamic disk to basic disk" in PW, a message box pops up, "This function is not supported by Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition."

The pw422.zip from ignatz' link is four years old and contains pwhe422.iso, not an .exe file.

Now what can I try next?
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22 Dec 2014   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, my PW supports it. But then use the PW 422. The .iso you have to burn to a CD and boot from CD.
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22 Dec 2014   #44
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

And something else has happened. Going into HP Security Client to find out about decrypting, a red warning has appeared in "Drive Security". I get a notice that says my data are at risk and I should encrypt my drive.

But in the "Connected box" it also tells me that Drive Encryption has not found drives compatible with Drive Encryption. It says "Dynamic and replaceable media cannot be encrypted".

In the "Disconnected" box below, it shows Windows ( C: ) as encrypted but ...

I dread what will happen when I reboot...
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22 Dec 2014   #45
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What version of PW Home Edition are you using? Perhaps I can retrieve it from Filehippo.
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22 Dec 2014   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mine is the Pro version. I bought the license a long time ago. I forgot that. At 77 years that happens, sorry.
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22 Dec 2014   #47
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Should we close this thread now? It's unfortunate how it turned out but these things happen.

If the Restore from Windows Image Backup works, I should soon be able to get back up to speed.

Thanks for all your assistance, I appreciate it.
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22 Dec 2014   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why close. Try the PW422. What can you lose. If I had known that there were 4 primaries, that would have went differently.
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22 Dec 2014   #49
malvoglio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well I did post a link to my configuration in post #9 of this thread but it's easy to miss something.

I don't really expect rebooting with a pw422 iso to work but I will try it anyway.

Given this uncertainty I can't say when I'll be able to come back and report what will have happened. Please don't feel obligated to stay up on my behalf.
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22 Dec 2014   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes you are right. I had the wife look thru all the postings to see where I went wrong. She discovered the link in #9. I am 50% blind and cannot tell blue from black.

I will check on you tomorrow.
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