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Windows 7: Create New Disk Parition--Dynamic Disk Only?

01 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Create New Disk Parition--Dynamic Disk Only?

I'm trying to create a new disk partition so that I can install Windows 8 (Consumer Preview) on it. However, I'm running into an issue here. When I go to create the partition, I get to the final step and this is what I run into (see image below).

I'm thinking of just leaving the space unallocated and formatting it when I do my install of 8, but then I'm afraid that might render my Windows 7 partition unbootable. Will that happen? Or should I go for it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

It's hard to tell with the drives covered up in Disk Management, but you should be able to use the tutorial below to create a logical partition to use to install Windows 8 onto instead. You do not want to convert the disk to dynamic.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Create New Disk Parition--Dynamic Disk Only?

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