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Windows 7 boot from Dynamic Disk
last night I accidentally converted a friend's primary hard disk to a dynamic disk. I read the warning but I was slow on the uptake. Whatever, I clicked yes, it converted, then I looked for solutions on the internet and found some solutions in here. I got ready to go on with those, but when I restarted the computer, there was no error message, the system was able to boot. I would like to know why that computer didnot give an error message. (I spent three hours to find a solution, just in case, for an error that never showed up!)
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|27 Sep 2013||#5|
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You may need to delete the E partition which tipped it to Dynamic before it will convert. You can only have four primary partitions or 3 Primary and unlimited contiguous Logicals.
Afterwards the best way to add a partition to HP to keep it's OS and Recovery bootable is to convert C to Logical which will allow adding as many adjacent Logical partitions as you wish. How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help
But remember that the HP preinstalled Windows 7 is the worst possible install of Windows 7 one can have, with the biggest load of crapware including duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Windows 7. That's why most tech enthusiasts choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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