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Windows 7: System Reserved and (C:) Drives are Green (Simple Volume)

22 Apr 2015   #1
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
System Reserved and (C:) Drives are Green (Simple Volume)

How do I change my System Reserved and C Drives back to blue (primary volume)?


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22 Apr 2015   #2
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay


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22 Apr 2015   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The problem is Jesse you have converted them from Basic to Dynamic .... Changing them back can very risky there is Software which is suppose to work with no data loss but i do not know of any Free Versions ... You can read the Link below BUT I Strongly Advise DO not attempt to make any changes until some other Member can advise you better than I can ...


Convert a dynamic disk to basic disk by three ways and software to change/revert to Basic Disk.


Making any of the changes in the Link I Posted could have devastating effects on your Computer ...


I will PM a few friends which should be able to help ...
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22 Apr 2015   #4
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Okay
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22 Apr 2015   #5
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Can someone please help me?
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22 Apr 2015   #6
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You will need to back up all your data to a backup drive, then delete the dynamic partitions and create new, basic partitions. Basically you need to wipe the disk in order to make the change.

What I don't know is the best way to deal with your Windows installation on the C: partition.
I suppose you could make a disk image of that partition, and the former System Reserved partition and then after cleaning the disk or deleting the dynamic partitions you could create identically sized basic partitions and restore the images to them.
I just have never tried that and can't tell you if it will work.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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22 Apr 2015   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

This guy here says that Test Disk will convert non-destructively:
https://mypkb.wordpress.com/2007/03/...o-basic-disks/

Always back up your data anyway!

Partition Wizard will also do the job, but the free version does not have that module, unfortunately. You would have to try a paid version of PW.
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22 Apr 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The earlier versions of the free Partition Wizard can convert dynamic to basic.

Such as version 4.22, available here:

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...89320E3247!215

You'd need to burn it to a disk and boot from it.

I think that's an upload from Greg?

But I'd still backup all data and prepare for the worst case scenario.
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22 Apr 2015   #9
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

It's fixed. Thanks guys for your help. I am sorry if I was impatient.
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22 Apr 2015   #10
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

So.... What did you do?
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