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On Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, non-ASCII characters in Computer Name will cause problems with dynamic disk conversion

When a user tries to convert a basic disk to dynamic in Windows Vista or Windows 7 using disk management utility, it will fail with an error message saying “The pack name is invalid”.

This issue only occurs with computer systems whose “Computer Name” contains Non-ASCII characters, and will present itself with any non-ascii character sets belonging to various languages.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2008750.

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