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Windows 7: Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

29 Sep 2009   #119
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk



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04 Nov 2012   #120
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Rangarox, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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14 Nov 2012   #121
grikomsn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
I'm quite afraid.

Hey there,

I accidentally change my only HDD to dynamic, is it safe to convert it to basic like this?

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14 Nov 2012   #122
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello grikomsn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, step 3 in OPTION ONE would be safe to use to convert it back to Basic without losing anything. To be safe, I would still recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose.
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12 Jan 2013   #123
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Shawn,
In option 3 a link to PW v4.22 ISO for making a boot CD could also be useful for converting your OS HDD.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...89320E3247!215
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12 Jan 2013   #124
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Michael,

If you mean step 2A in OPTION ONE instead, there's already a link for it.
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12 Jan 2013   #125
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Michael,

If you mean step 2A in OPTION ONE instead, there's already a link for it.
I can't read can I.
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12 Jan 2013   #126
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No worries Michael. We all miss things as well.
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21 Feb 2013   #127
Malydee

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi

Trying to load win 8 on my wife's HP notebook on which all disks are dynamic!!
I have downloaded partition magic and eseus and because they are free, neither of them provide the option to convert a dynamic disc to basic.
I have the paid for paragon disk suite 12 and that also does not provide any solutions to working with dynamic disks.
I would appreciatee any other suggestions.
Many thanks
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21 Feb 2013   #128
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Malydee,

Have you tried OPTION ONE in the tutorial on the first page?
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29 Mar 2013   #129
zKs

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Heya,

Trying to use EaseUS, but it says the EFI/MSR partition will be lost if I use that option.

What do I do now? =o

The thing is, I have a laptop that came with a 1TB hdd with windows on it, and a 16GB caching SSD. I have swapped the caching SSD out for a 256GB SSD, and have succesfully installed windows on that. Without really realizing the impact it'd have, when changing the partitions on the 1TB hdd, I changed it to a dynamic disk. I want to change it back, but without losing ANY data. Here's a screenshot:


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