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Installation error: More than one dynamic drive

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November 4, 2012 5:16:11 PM

I am unable to install windows 8 as dual boot with windows 7.
Installation giving error more than one dynamic drive present.

Is there any way to change unallocated partition(In which I am trying to install windows 8) into basic/logical to install windows 8 without formatting/losing whole HDD.
November 5, 2012 3:30:50 AM

@scout_03: That is different turorial for dual boot.
My problem is My HDD's all partitions are Dynamic. I want to make one of them Basic(Unallocated partition).

There are some solution but all of them claiming that whole data of HDD will be erased
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November 6, 2012 12:04:43 AM
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November 6, 2012 3:44:50 AM


The above tool only works when I have addition HDD .
Main problem is windods sh*t that it not allow more than 4 partition with basic drive. When you do more than 4 partition it will automatically convert into into Dynamic.

Finally I find the solutio
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using this Tool
pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live.
1.Burn as bootable pendrive using Universal USB installer (Select other linux version)
2.Boot from pendrive
3.select HDD and change Dynamic drive into basic.
4.[Warning]: Every thing will restored but extra partition (which is more than 4) will be deleted and data of that partition will be erased.
(I got lucky that my extra partition was just songs and movies which I had backup :D  )

5.Now with basic disk with more than 4 partitions , Disk Management will not allow to create one more partition so just use any third party tool like
http://www.partition-tool.com/ and create a partition drive .


@Mod: Please mark this thread Solved.
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a b * Windows 8
November 6, 2012 6:29:54 PM

great you solve it and the answer will serve other with the same issue.
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November 13, 2012 1:18:45 AM

Best answer selected by ianoop.
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