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Windows 7: WHow to change this HDD from a dynamic drive ??

31 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
WHow to change this HDD from a dynamic drive ??

My WIN7 home Prem won't install on this new disk. Says a "dynamic" HDD is not suitable. I don't know what I did wrong. When I format it appears as a dynamic disk. At present I have deleted the newly created 'dynamic' partition & the HDD at present is one big lump of unallocated space.

I haven't done this for so long I've forgotten what to do or where I erred. Please run me through the HDD pre-install preperation.

SOLVED: found this tutorial. I used #2. Easy.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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31 Dec 2012   #2

W7 Home Premium 32bit

Boot with the W7 dvd - press Shift & F10 to access the command prompt at first input screen.

Type: diskpart
list disk (note the #)
select disk #
detail disk (note the volumes). For each volume:
select volume, then delete

When done deleting the volumes, or if none:
select disk #
convert basic

Exit and reboot and start the installation again. Let W7 do the partitioning and formatting.
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