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Windows 7: dynamic disk to basic disk when win 7 is installed on dynamic disk

13 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
dynamic disk to basic disk when win 7 is installed on dynamic disk

first time...
so i got this cool Hp laptop .... nice
the bad part ...
I had a single 500 gb Hard disk. only two partitions ... experimented to partition it ...
1. I upgraded my basic drive to dynamic drive ( got four partitions now)
2. My OS (win 7 home premium x64) is on one of the partiotion on the dynamic disk.
How do i convert back to basic... i only have my OS key no install cd?
Can i take a back up or sys image that i can use later on after converting my hard disk to basic?

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13 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


The only way to convert non-destructively is using Partition Wizard old version 4.12 downloadable from here: partition wizard 4.2 - Windows Live#

From PW Disk tab>Convert to Basic.

Back up your files and a Win7 backup image first: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup. Use external HD, another HD, DVD's, another computer on your network, or 25gb of free storage on Skydrive with each Windows Live ID.

Afterwards post back a screenshot of your full maximized Disk mgmt drive map with listings and tell us what you want to do, we will give you the exact steps using PW.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Thank you so much!! This totally saved my Laptop from factory reset!!!!
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