Quote: Originally Posted by TOD
Hi, I am having problems installing Windows 8 on the partition I created - Keep on getting this Error - "Windows can not be installed to this hard disk space. The Partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation."
See my Partition setup.
The problem is that you converted your HD to Dynamic which is only meant to be used to span a partition across multiple HD's. Apparently you didn't see the warning message.
The solution to solve this non-destructively is to boot free Partition Wizard CD version 4.2 which is the last one which offers this as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.
Download the ISO, rightclick to burn it to CD using Windows Image Burner, or use ImgBurn
Boot CD. You will need to delete the extra partition(s) for Win8 you created which tipped it to convert to Dynamic before it will convert back to Basic.
Then follow these video steps: How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
With HP the way to keep the Recovery and Diagnostics tools partitions bootable while adding a fifth partition is to convert C to Logical then shrink it to add another adjacent Logical partition for Win8. You can only have four Primary partitions, but if you convert the fourth to Logical can add as many adjacent sub-partitions as you want. How to set partition as Primary or Logical.