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Windows 7: Keep recovery drive working while repartitioning

14 Dec 2010   #21
El Cobre

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think of it more like burnt too many times, but thanks.


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14 Dec 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you sorted how/if you're going to create another partition?
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14 Dec 2010   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you need to go from dynamic to basic again you or others may want to consider
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
Post 85.
Brink has added a much more detailed and polished version of method 2 to the main tutorial.

Out of curiosity, how did your disk become dynamic in the first place?
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14 Dec 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Out of curiosity, how did your disk become dynamic in the first place?
I was wondering that too.
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14 Dec 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by El Cobre View Post
Thanks for your replys.

Here is a snip of the drives set back to factory.

Attachment 123102

Apparently I unknowing changed the drive to dynamic.

When I shrank C: drive and created the new partition it said it was making the partition dynamic but apparently it meant the whole drive.

So... starting from scratch how can I take half the remaining space in C: drive and make a new partition/drive for a data drive and keep everything working?

As you can tell I am new to win7.

Thanks again for any help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Out of curiosity, how did your disk become dynamic in the first place?
I was wondering that too.

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14 Dec 2010   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If there are already 4 partitions - windows disk management will tell you if you make another, it will be converted to Dynamic disk.
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14 Dec 2010   #27
El Cobre

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To answer Bare Foot Kid, yes I am going to create anothe partition. I am going to try both sugestions to see how they go. I am the type of person who has to physically do something to learn it. I want to experiment now before I get alot of data on the computer.

It is nice to experiment and see for you self to see how they react.

This has taught me alot. I tried five different backup/recovery programs to see which worked best on my computer. I have narrowed it down to two I like. Actually including the windows version I have three different backups of my system. Obviously I will have to settle on one going forward.

Sorry for the ramble. I will try the partitioning in the next couple days and post back the results.

I am in the Eastern time zone it it is getting late to partitioning. I make enough mistakes when I am fresh let alone late at night.
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14 Dec 2010   #28
El Cobre

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes SIW2 it did tell me. The problem was me not windows. I am not much on hard drives and perhaps didn't read close enough(lat at night again). I thought it was the partition not the whole drive it was changing.

I find it tough because I am just learning to admit I make mistakes. I guess if we never made a mistake we would never learn anything. The plus side is all I have learned over the last week. I can do recoverys in my sleep.

Anyway I appreciate all the responses . Hopefully this will be behinde me soon and I can move on.
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14 Dec 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

No need to apologize for learning, especially since you already knew to back up the HD image which is more than 90% of us think ahead to do.

We see the Dynamic mistake all the time here. I almost chose it once myself - who wouldn't want their HD to be more "Dynamic."

In the future if you can't wait to ask here, just ask Google.
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14 Dec 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by El Cobre View Post
Thanks for your replys.

Here is a snip of the drives set back to factory.

Attachment 123102

Apparently I unknowing changed the drive to dynamic.

When I shrank C: drive and created the new partition it said it was making the partition dynamic but apparently it meant the whole drive.

So... starting from scratch how can I take half the remaining space in C: drive and make a new partition/drive for a data drive and keep everything working?

As you can tell I am new to win7.

Thanks again for any help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Out of curiosity, how did your disk become dynamic in the first place?
I was wondering that too.

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Thanks BFK, I missed that one.

Greg, I think you are right. Most of us fell into that trap once - LOL.
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