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Deleting Windows 7 from dual boot

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Why are doing Automatic Repair, when Windows 8 is booting?
    I guess because I thought it was necessary.

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  2. #22


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    I still cannot find a way to convert this disk from dynamic, any further suggestions please?
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  3. #23


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    Can somebody please explain this to me?

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  4. #24


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    Can somebody please explain this to me?

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    There has to be way to convert this disk without formatting it surely???
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  5. #25


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    Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Forums


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink
    2. To Use Partition Wizard 4.2 Free at Boot
    NOTE: This option can be helpful if you are unable to startup Windows if your Windows disk was made dynamic.
    A) Download "pwhe42.iso" file here to your desktop.

    B) Create either a bootable CD/DVD or USB with the pwhe42.iso file.
    NOTE: You could also use a free program like ImgBurn at 4x burn speed to create a bootable CD/DVD with.

    C) Boot from the the CD/DVD or USB.

    D) Convert the dynamic disk to basic like starting at step 3E below.
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  6. #26


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    OK, Windows USB/DVD Tool installed and opened. pwhe42.iso downloaded and identified with this result

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  7. #27


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    Windows USB/DVD Tool is only for Windows 7 & 8 ISO's. Not for 3rd party software.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows USB/DVD Tool is only for Windows 7 & 8 ISO's. Not for 3rd party software.
    I'm sorry but I'm getting really confused here. I'm running Windows 8 Pro, with Win. & USB/DVD tool and it tells me that the .iso I downloaded is NOT and .iso file. Obviously I'm doing something wrong but I don't understand what
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  9. #29


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    Are you making a Windows 7 or 8 USB/DVD to install Windows 7 or 8?

    Windows USB/DVD Tool is Not for 3rd party software.
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  10. #30


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    Duh, now I understand. I was following the guidance in the tutorial you highlighted earlier "Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Forums"

    Can you suggest some software that will allow me to make a bootable disk with this .iso file please? The link to "imgburn" does not appear to work.
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