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Simple Volume to Primary Partition

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 8:37:59 PM

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I have just installed and formatted an additional hard drive. I am using Win
XP Pro, SP2. In Computer Management, the new drive shows as Simple
volume/Dynamic. Can someone tell me how to change it to a Primary partition?
Thank you very much.
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 1:32:04 AM

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On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:37:59 -0400, smtjs wrote:

> I have just installed and formatted an additional hard drive. I am using Win
> XP Pro, SP2. In Computer Management, the new drive shows as Simple
> volume/Dynamic. Can someone tell me how to change it to a Primary partition?
> Thank you very much.

A few ways to deal with this are mentioned in the following article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=283421

Probably the most straight forward method is the first one - using XP setup
to delete the partition and recreate it as a basic disk.

There is also a way to convert the disk to basic using Disk Management:
How To Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP Professional
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=309044

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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