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Windows 7: Installing win 7

24 Aug 2011   #31
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Maybe I am being extra thick here, I booted in c: my 64bit win 7 o/s and I am trying from that point to work on drive e: containing my 32bit system.

Do I need to boot in e: to be able to convert to basic?

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24 Aug 2011   #32

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Are you reading the posts?

Can you read post 24 & post 30.
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24 Aug 2011   #33
Microsoft MVP


Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Use Partition Wizard free bootable version linked here: partition wizard 4.2 - Windows Live
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24 Aug 2011   #34
Ken Davison

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

I have succeeded in converting it to a basic disk again, I formatted and reloaded win 7 32bit, the key was accepted this time round.

I went back to boot with disk in got through to language and from there to command prompt, I went the list partitions and override route to start with no joy, I then went the volume route convert basic and it did, so just to be sure I run a clean plus a format, then exit and continued loading and it went smoothly.

I have learned a bit more and in the future I will check any cannibalised disk to make sure they are basic and usable.

Many thanks again.
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24 Aug 2011   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You're very welcome, pleased to hear things are up and running.
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24 Aug 2011   #36
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Ken, good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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