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Windows 7: Converted all drives to dynamic. How to revert back to basic ?

04 Apr 2012   #1
satishynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Converted all drives to dynamic. How to revert back to basic ?

well scenario is I got my new dell 15r laptop with windows 7 basic loaded yesterday.. so backed it up and wanted to put my old PC's windows 7 ultimate version on it. I installed it, while installation it allowed to have only 4 partitions.
it already had 2 partitions
1) Recovery - 15gb
2) something i forgot ... some 40MB

so i made a partition of 125GB for OS
and rest of unallocated space ie some 660gb could not be allocated in more than one partition so i let it be unallocated
so after installtion got completed and OS started i went in disk management and tried to make that unallocated space of 660GB in 2-3 partitions.. but it converted all my previous partitions also to dynamic. even recovery partitions.
How do i go back to basic partitions?? particularly about that recovery partition and my C: (OS partition) ??

PS: i've naive on this subject


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04 Apr 2012   #2
satishynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ok now i burned partition wizard and started from cd
But, its showing me one full 950gb HD.. and it's not convertable to basic
i can't see any partitions or other...just plain one dynamic structure what do i do now?
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04 Apr 2012   #3
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

A dynamic disk contains dynamic volume (also called dynamic partition), if you convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk by windows built-in disk manager, you will get a serious performance boost.

see this page:

Dynamic Disk Partition Management and Extend, Shrink, Resize Dynamic Volume.
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04 Apr 2012   #4
satishynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

but i want to go back to factory settings .. ie basic disk.

now i've tried re-formatting but windows 7 is taking way long for installation and even then its not starting.. plz help
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04 Apr 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Is this true ? I`d like to try it.
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04 Apr 2012   #6
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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05 Apr 2012   #7
satishynd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yea read all those
But what my prob is my OS and recovery and all other partitions and unallocated space is on disk 0.
and entire disk is dynamic
Now i want to convert it back to basic
and can't do i until its empty
to make it empty i'd have to delete recovery partition and all..
so any solution to it?
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05 Apr 2012   #8
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Use Ycopy to back up the drive to another source, then delete the dynamic disk and set it up as a basic disk.

get it here:

Download yCopy 2.0.1.3 Free - Easily sync your folders - Softpedia

before you ask--here's info on yCopy

http://www.spacejock.com/yCopy2.html
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