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Windows 7: Dynamic and basic partition on one physical disk - is this possible?

05 Nov 2015   #1
tinnyx

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Dynamic and basic partition on one physical disk - is this possible?

Hello, I'd like to know whether it is possible to have both dynamic and basic partitions on one physical drive - and if yes, could you tell me how to do it? I tried both searching and doing it myself, but I can't figure out an answer that I'm 100% sure of. Thanks!


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05 Nov 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I doubt it. I think dynamic refers to the entire disk and each partition on a dynamic disk is simply a "dynamic volume".

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

Why would you think you might need dynamic disks? Or are you just curious and have no intent to use them?
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05 Nov 2015   #3
tinnyx

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I was mostly just curious because we learned a bit about this in school, but I wanted to know more. Thanks for clarification.
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