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Windows 7: is it good convert to dynamic disk

25 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
is it good convert to dynamic disk

Dear friends , Every time I try to do shrink to driver C in my computer after completing the right procedures , it is going good , it gives unallocated space but when I try to format it at the end send a message to convert the disk , please help me how to make the partition , becaus ethe disc C have 450 GB.

This is the message shown :

The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk to dynamik disk , If you convert the disk to dynamik you will not be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on the disk , are you sure want to continue (yes ) or (no)?

Please help me in this message to get another partition of the drive C

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Partition or Volume - Shrink

This should help you. Many great tutorials here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

Welcome to the forum,

You do not want to convert to dynamic.

You need to convert it to a logical partition first, you already have 4 primary partitions.

Read through this,

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Post back with any questions you may have, or steps to take.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2012   #4

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP

Hint: be very careful. Read the tutorials & ask questions.

Do you have any imaging program and an external disk? Always good to have access to a complete backup (or clone) in case something does not go according to plan. As an absolute minimum, backup all your personal files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Derek is correct for how to keep HP's preinstalled Recovery and Tools partitions bootable while adding new partition(s) without ruining your install by converting to Dynamic:

From Partition Wizard right click C to convert to Modify>Set to Logical, then shrink C as much as you want to add as many new Logical partitions as you want: How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition or Volume - Shrink
Partition or Volume - Create New

If you need to shrink C more than Disk mgmt allows after defrag, then use the PW boot disk only which will not fail: Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Just a small addition to Greg's post

From Partition Wizard right click C to convert to Logical
After right clicking on C, you have to go to Modify - there you can convert to logical.
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