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Trying to Clone Win 8 on Dynamic Disk

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    What is the make & model of the OEM PC?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What is the make & model of the OEM PC?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Hi there,

    Sorry I cannot post a screenshot of the disk mgt right now becasue I am in the office. I'll do it later when I get home. But to answer you first question, it's an Acer AX3470-EB358 (DT.SLHAA.001) Desktop, Win 8 64-bit. It's a small build (about 1/3 the size of a regular PC, shorter than a PS3) and I use it as an HTPC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What is the make & model of the OEM PC?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Here's the disk management screenshot:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    I am trying to clone (not image) my pre-installed OEM Win 8 OS to a partition on another (external) hard drive using Paragon 12. The problem: my Win 8 OS is on dynamic disk and paragon does not work with Dynamic disk. How do I solve this problem? Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, it is a bit unusual - the sort of function most will put in paid versions.

    I expect you will have to image and restore, then.
    One of the paid for versions of Paragon 12 , should be able convert the dynamic partition, back to primary.
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    I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro. to change my HD from Dynamic to Basic. It worked great. I tried other programs, but this was the only one that worked. It will change it without losing any data. It's well worth the $36. I had a 40 meg. system partition that I could not get rid of until I got this program. I don't know why my HD came with a Dynamic disk. Nero Backitup would not even recognize it.
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    Hello everyone, I was able to solve my dynamic to basic disc conversion... painfully... here's the story I shared with Shawn (click image to enlarge):

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    Everything is good now.. next step is migration.
    Thanks all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I took a shot with the tutorial because it says I will not lose anything. I didn't intend to buy a software. Anyway, all is good now. Thanks.
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    Aomei Pro is free today - that is why I posted the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Aomei Pro is free today - that is why I posted the link.
    Oh.. thank you...what is glarysoft? Do I have to download it too?
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