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Windows 7: Unintentionally convert OS from basic to dynamic volume

24 Aug 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP


You can make the third partition Primary, but you'll need to make the fourth Logical using Partition Wizard CD in order to expand any further by adding Logical sub-partitions.

How is it you arrived at a Dynamic Disk when you only show two partitions. You must have had three at some point and were trying to make a fourth?

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25 Aug 2011   #12
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit , Window 7

@ Greg, thank you for suggestion.

I created four primary partitions during second installation since on the first attempt that i followed the tutorial yet window 7 could not be able to shrunk to specific space (80 GB) . I thought that there would be any option selectable to change primary to logical drive during setup. Then after installation i tried to change the fourth primary to logical in disk management ;therefore, it ended up with four dynamic volumes , the snapshort was taken after i had already deleted two partitions .

To all , thank you for your kindness.
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25 Aug 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP


To change a partition from Primary to Logical or vice versa, you would use Partition Wizard and not Disk Mgmt.

Glad to help.
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