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Windows 7: Reset Hard Drive

18 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Reset Hard Drive

Hey guys,

I am frustrated. I wanted to dual-boot Windows 10 on my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop and shrinked my disk by about 100GB. I went on to create a new volume, as you can see in the screenshot below. I actually re-installed Windows 7 and succesfully managed to do so, but now when I boot the Windows 10 installer I get to the "select volume" part and the only option I can choose is my Windows 7 volume (Windows II in the screenshot). For every other volume all the options like formatting, deleting and creating a new one are greyed out. Trying to install on unallocated space also does not work.

Now I have almost given up, I have got almost no space left on my active volume and can not increase it, nor can I install a new operating system because it doesn't work any of the virtual volumes.

What I would like to do now is to either be able to extend my active volume or to reset the whole harddrive and to re-install Windows all over again.

Please help me sevenforums!

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18 Apr 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Well, for starters your disk is dynamic - no good. If you want that many primary partitions, initialize it in GPT.
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19 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well, would you mind explaining how to do that? I googled it quickly but all that seems to be way too difficult for me.
Also, I only actually want one partition, I more or less accidentaly created the other two
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19 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

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19 Apr 2015   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusWin7 View Post
Well, would you mind explaining how to do that? I googled it quickly but all that seems to be way too difficult for me.
Also, I only actually want one partition, I more or less accidentaly created the other two
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Partition or Volume - Delete

Partition or Volume - Extend
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