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Windows 7: Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

29 Sep 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk



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23 Apr 2010   #20
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi electro,

The current free version of PW (v5) doesn't support that function.

Unless you can find the previous version v4.2.2 of PW, there are currently no free apps. that I know of which will convert Dynamic disk to Basic without data loss.

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23 Apr 2010   #21
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here is Partition Wizard 4.2: Partition Wizard Home Edition 4.2 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

I encourage everyone to keep it on hand; we don't know how much longer it will be online.
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23 Apr 2010   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nice try Johnathan.

When you click the download link - you actually get the latest version - v5.
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23 Apr 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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26 Apr 2010   #24
Electrosol

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Electrosol, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How about doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial using a command prompt at boot instead?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn, that is the only thing that worked. Good old prompt saved my back one more time..
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26 Apr 2010   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Electrosol. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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26 Apr 2010   #26
Electrosol

Windows 7
 
 

Is there a limit on partitions you can create on a basic disc? Because now that i try to create a data storage partition with the unallocated 250 gigs i have left Windows 7 tells me that the disc is going to be converted into basic, and therefore i wouldn't be able to boot windows from other partitions..
It doesnt even let me choose from primary and logical partition.
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26 Apr 2010   #27
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Electrosol View Post
Is there a limit on partitions you can create on a basic disc? Because now that i try to create a data storage partition with the unallocated 250 gigs i have left Windows 7 tells me that the disc is going to be converted into basic, and therefore i wouldn't be able to boot windows from other partitions..
It doesnt even let me choose from primary and logical partition.
The limit is 4 Primary partitions, or 3 Primary partitions and an Extended partition.

You must already have 4 Primary partitions. Delete one, and create an Extended partition in its place.
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27 Apr 2010   #28
Electrosol

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, i had to delete the 15 gb recovery partition.
Thanks again to Brink and everybody who replied
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28 Apr 2010   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Electrosol. We're happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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