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Disk Management: how to bring a disk offline?

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    Disk Management: how to bring a disk offline?


    Is it still possible to bring a disk offline using Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows 8 the same way it was possible in Windows 7 or is using Diskpart.exe the only way?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The same as in Windows 7.
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    The option appears to be missing from the menu.
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    From my test rig.

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    I have the same problem with my Windows 8 Pro, did you find a solution?
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