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Windows 7: Partitioning Problem In Win7 Home Basic (factory pre-installed)


18 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 
Partitioning Problem In Win7 Home Basic (factory pre-installed)

The problem which I faced is the same as the one given below:

partitioning problem

I bought a new HP laptop which came with 4 partitions all of which are Primary partitions. The c: drive came with a massive 445GB. But I do not want to use the same partition for all my needs so i was thinking of creating another two partitions. So i shrunk c: from the Disk Management leaving 320GB Unallocated space for usage. But when I tried to create a partition from I got the "changing to Dynamic disk" warning. Basically it's similar to the problem faced by the other person in the link posted above.

So I followed the post #8n by "Bare Foot Kid" and it went fine, the restarting and all till I tried creating a new volume. See the screenshots below:






BTW, I have no idea how it happened but Q: suddenly popped out of nowhere after the "max partitions error".


HDD Q


HDD Q problem



So now I'm clueless. :/

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18 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Just ignore Q which is a virtual drive configured by Microsoft Office suite for various purposes and will go away if you uninstall Office.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Create a New Logical Partition there , label and letter it.
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just ignore Q which is a virtual drive configured by Microsoft Office suite for various purposes and will go away if you uninstall Office.

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Create a New Logical Partition there , label and letter it.
Err...whats the difference between that and the free download one?
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18 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

If you're referring to PW, the boot CD is free for what you want to do.

But for just creating a new Logical partition you can use the free installed version, since there is no risk requiring the boot CD as with Resizing or other operations.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...partition.html
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18 Jul 2012   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0nic View Post
Err...whats the difference between that and the free download one?
Err...the program linked to is free and downloadable.
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18 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you're referring to PW, the boot CD is free for what you want to do.

But for just creating a new Logical partition you can use the free installed version, since there is no risk requiring the boot CD as with Resizing or other operations.

Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.
So what i want to do is the same, right?
My question is why am i getting "max partitions" error when trying to create new volume?
And, how to i deactivate this key so that i can format the whole laptop and re-install a genuine OS again?
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18 Jul 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Nothing was mentioned about having non-Genuine Windows. Is this the preinstalled OS which came with the HP? If so reinsert the Product Key from COA sticker at the link at Control Panel>Systems>Product Key.

If you want a leaner install without the HP bloatware you can run Minimal Factory Recovery from its partition. Make the Recovery Disks first. HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


Or you can Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the installer provided, although you'll need to download another version to Unlock any version with eicfg removal tool then use the tool also provided to burn to DVD or write to flash stick an all-versions installer, select your licensed version during install.
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20 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Nothing was mentioned about having non-Genuine Windows. Is this the preinstalled OS which came with the HP?
Pre-installed Windows are Genuine, aren't they? or am I wrong?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If so reinsert the Product Key from COA sticker at the link at Control Panel>Systems>Product Key.

If you want a leaner install without the HP bloatware you can run Minimal Factory Recovery from its partition. Make the Recovery Disks first. HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)


Or you can Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with the installer provided, although you'll need to download another version to Unlock any version with eicfg removal tool then use the tool also provided to burn to DVD or write to flash stick an all-versions installer, select your licensed version during install.
Thanks. I'll try this once I'm free.
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20 Jul 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

I asked you if the Windows 7 which is installed is the same one which came with the HP? Was it activated using the Product Key on the COA?
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21 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I asked you if the Windows 7 which is installed is the same one which came with the HP? Was it activated using the Product Key on the COA?
Yes it is. Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit. I haven't altered it. Pre-installed windows are OEM's, right?
Also the link which you posted " Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7" doesn't have Win7HB. Only higher versions.
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