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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    No, it does not wipe the data. But you can only do it if you start with 4 dynamic partitions. So you have to first get rid of one of the 5 - other than System and C:\ they are all cadidates.
    So I just delete the new (empty) Windows8 partition and leave it unallocated
    then reboot with partition wizard
    then change all of them to Primaries

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  2. #12


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    Vista and Win7


    Correct. But you need free Partition Wizard 4.2.2. The new version 5 does not have that function. You have to buy the pro version to get it.
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  3. #13


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    win7 & Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Correct. But you need free Partition Wizard 4.2.2. The new version 5 does not have that function. You have to buy the pro version to get it.
    Ok I reboot and changed them to primary

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    When in Disk Management I right clicked on the unallocated drive it has only one option:
    "create new simply volume"
    I did this and it changed them all back to dynamic drives.
    So I rebooted and ran Partition Wizard again and changed them back. It now looks like the picture above.
    What I am doing wrong?
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  4. #14


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    win7 & Win8


    Ok I reread back thru the posts....
    do i have to reboot to Partition Wizard and change the C:\ drive to a logical drive
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  5. #15


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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMD View Post
    Ok I reread back thru the posts....
    do i have to reboot to Partition Wizard and change the C:\ drive to a logical drive
    Absolutely. You cannot create an additional partition when you have 4 primaries - even not a simple extended (logical) partition. Make sure you start with 3 primary partitions when you want to create an additional partition. From there you can create 124 additional logical partitions (which will be part of the first logical container called 'extended').

    Converting the C:\ partition to logical is a good choice. It need not be primary since you have the 100MB system partition which is the active partition. Only active partitions MUST be primary - and for some reason also the recovery partition.

    PS: the controls to make your C logical are in the Partition tab > Modify of PW. Highlight C first.
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  6. #16


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    windows 7


    DavidMD, please make a tutorial how to change from dynamic to basic and email to me. tq
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by abelong View Post
    DavidMD, please make a tutorial how to change from dynamic to basic and email to me. tq
    You can only do it with PW 422 which you find here: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...320E3247%21215

    But you must first delete the last partition you created so that you have only 4 partitions.
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