Windows 10: Allocating free disk space without creating dynamic disk

Discus and support Allocating free disk space without creating dynamic disk in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I bought a new larger HDD and have cloned my original drive, which I intend to format and use elsewhere. The new drive has a boot partion C with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by derMosen, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. derMosen Win User

    Allocating free disk space without creating dynamic disk


    Hi,


    I bought a new larger HDD and have cloned my original drive, which I intend to format and use elsewhere. The new drive has a boot partion C with Windows on it, as well as 1 TB of unallocated space. I want to create a new partition with that space, but when I attempt to do so in Disk Management, the New Simple Volume Wizard warns me that the operation will convert the basic disk into a dynamic disk. The warning does suggest that I will still be able to boot from my current boot volume, nonetheless I want to keep the drive basic to prevent other issues down the road. I also don't see why it wants to convert the disk in the first place, since the unallocated space is all on a single physical drive and there are no other drives connected.


    Is it possible to allocate the space in Disk Management without the conversion?

    :)
     
    derMosen, Sep 28, 2020
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  2. willvu Win User

    Can't create simple volume on dynamic disk

    Hello

    I have a dynamic disk (converted from a basic disk) with about 100gb of allocated space. I try to create a simple volume out of the entirety of it (via disk management) but immediately after press "finish" on the
    New Simple Volume Wizard, an error message shows saying "There is not enough space on the selected disk to complete this action"
    even though I have plenty of unallocated storage.

    I think the problem is because I converted the disk to dynamic but I haven't found a way of converting it back to basic without wiping it.

    Any answers as to how I can created volumes on my drive?
     
    willvu, Sep 28, 2020
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  3. oscure Win User
    Disk partitions, allocated space

    Need help moving allocated space from one disk to another.

    I have a picture of the partitions if that helps
     
    oscure, Sep 28, 2020
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  4. hello2012 Win User

    Allocating free disk space without creating dynamic disk

    hello2012, Sep 28, 2020
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