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Windows 7: Backup, shrink, rearrange primary partitions to create extended?

05 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64

OK, I understand the bootable characteristic of the various partitions now. Thank you.

I can't get a screenshot of PW because I'm using the bootable CD. I guess I could take a picture of the screen with my phone and upload that, but there would be nothing different from the previous screen shots anyway. PW gives me an error popup window "Cannot convert this primary partition to logical partition" when I tell it to convert the Windows partition to a logical partition, so there is no change for me to apply.

I'm considering taking your advice on the clean factory install. I want to read your tutorial carefully before I attempt it, and it will probably be next weekend before I have time. Thank you for all your help so far.

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05 Jul 2014   #12


That's you best choice in any case. Be sure to read the Special Note to HP Owners for trying Minimal Recovery or how to keep HP Tools bootable if you Clean Install

I don't know why C won't convert if all others remain Primary. If Tools is now Logical it would prohibit it since C is not adjacent as all Logicals must be.
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