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Windows 7: Dynamic disk to basic

18 Jun 2012   #1
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Dynamic disk to basic

Which method to use if i ave only one disk and Windows installed on it?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk


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18 Jun 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Option 4 would work, but definitely back up your data first.
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18 Jun 2012   #3
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 

thnx, what bootable cd software for partitions would you recommend?
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18 Jun 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Partition Wizard has a bootable version. It's mentioned in option 4 from your link.
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18 Jun 2012   #5
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I just tryed it out, it doesn t work. After i choose the Display driver the pc restarts. Will try Hirens B CD now.
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18 Jun 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

To convert Dynamic to Basic without wiping the HD first, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD before version 4.2 after which it became a paid feature. pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Download and burn to CD using WIndows Image Burner, boot PW CD, rightclick to delete any partitions you added which tipped it to convert to Dynamic. You can only have four Primary partitions or 3 Primary and unlimited Logicals. Once you no longer exceed those limits, click on HD to highlight it, from disk tab select Convert Dynamic to basic Disk, OK, Apply steps.

Watch this video to see how it's done exactly: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?

If you will then post back a screenshot of your Disk mgmt drive map and listings we can advise you how to add new partitions as desired.
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18 Jun 2012   #7
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thnx Greg, tho everything was done tho Hirens Boot CD.

Solved.
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18 Jun 2012   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balkanno View Post
Thnx Greg, tho everything was done tho Hirens Boot CD.

Solved.
Out of curiosity what specific tool did you use on the Hirens CD.
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18 Jun 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

What tool will non-destructively convert Dynamic to Basic disk on Hirens Boot CD?
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19 Jun 2012   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balkanno View Post
Thnx Greg, tho everything was done tho Hirens Boot CD.

Solved.
Out of curiosity what specific tool did you use on the Hirens CD.
I'm still curious about this. I know you can do the data loss procedure as outlined in the Forum Tutorials.
I believe EaseUS Partition Manager can do it but it doesn't appear to be on the latest 15.1 Hirens Boot CD.
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