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Deleting Windows 7 from dual boot

  1. #31

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file - Windows 7 Forums

    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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  2. #32

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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    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.
    For the first hand ,right click on .iso, and go to ''Burn disc image''.

    Click image for larger version

    That's all You need.
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  3. #33

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Thanks guys, unfortunatly that did not work either. I booted to the .iso file, selected "convert disk to basic" and got the same error message as before.

    Click image for larger version

    I guess I will have to buy anothe HDD, copy over the data and then format this one

    I really appreciate all your help Theog, give my best to the "Old country"

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  4. #34

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    I installed a new SATA drive, transferred the data from the dynamic drive then formatted it. I was then able to convert it to a basic drive. I did a little tidying up of files and all looked and worked well when I shut down.

    I tried to boot this morning but all I got was "Invalid partition table and a black screen. I've tried every option on the Win. 8 DVD 3 times including repair with no success.

    I then tried to carry out a new clean install of Win. 8 but, although it shows 2 of my drives it will not install on any of them.

    Any suggestion please?

    In case you are wondering, I am writing this on my wife's desktop.
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  5. #35

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

    Try booting with the DATA drive removed.
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