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Windows 7: how to change from dynamic to basic disc

12 Jun 2011   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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12 Jun 2011   #12
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You need to click to highlight the Win7 HD in Partition Wizard, then from Disk tab Convert to Basic.

You do not need two HD's to do this.

If you can't run it in Win7, then download and burn the CD: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live
Well i have installed ubuntu natty narwhal 11.04 using wubi .
I am able to boot into both the OS with dynamic disk.
Should i change to basic disk.
Does it required.
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12 Jun 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

Yes you should convert back to Basic. Dynamic is for spanning partitions over multiple HD's.

May I ask why you ignored the warning? We see it often and I always wonder why.
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12 Jun 2011   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

We are more than willing to help you help yourself. Looking at a picture and saying it won't work, is not helping yourself. You need to DL the program and actually run it on your system. The illustration has two drives but nowhere does it say two are REQUIRED.

It would help to post up a snip of your Disk Management so we can see what you have.
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12 Jun 2011   #15
alikhan1991

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes you should convert back to Basic. Dynamic is for spanning partitions over multiple HD's.

May I ask why you ignored the warning? We see it often and I always wonder why.
well u are correct i am still wandering why i clicked ok.
I never thought it will be changing the whole disk into dynamic and without reading twice i clicked ok.
Well its already midnight in India .
I will try the options mentioned in the thread and will report in morning.
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