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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dynamic Disk?

03 Mar 2011   #1
R0ckworthy

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Can I install Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dynamic Disk?

Hello Forum I would like to know if it's possible to install Windows 7 Home Premium to a Dynamic Disk. Also, would it be possible to make an image of this dynamic disk using Backup and Restore, and save that image on a Basic Disk? Thanks a bunch,

Rockworthy


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03 Mar 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think you are out of luck. You would have to get rid of the dynamic disk to install. Dynamic discs are best avoided if you can.
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03 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello R0ckworthy, welcome to Seven Forums!


You will have boot issues, have a look at this tutorial at the link below; be advised, most of this is destructive to your data so proceede with caution.
Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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03 Mar 2011   #4
R0ckworthy

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Oh okay thank you. This answers my question.
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03 Mar 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the update.
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03 Mar 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just to clarify - an installation on dynamic disks is not possible for Home Editions. But for Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate it is possible: You cannot select or format a hard disk partition when you try to install Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
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