Windows 10: How to convert Windows drive from Dynamic to Basic?

Discus and support How to convert Windows drive from Dynamic to Basic? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Split from this thread. Hello Greg please I need your help. I have an issue with my drive. My computer is not able to boot to desktop so I placed a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by EtorAtoklo, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. How to convert Windows drive from Dynamic to Basic?


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    Hello Greg please I need your help. I have an issue with my drive. My computer is not able to boot to desktop so I placed a new hard drive in it and install a new OS after installtion when i tried opening the drive from disk management I am told I have to convert my drive to basic and I will lose all my files. Please I want to know after I have converted the drive can I recover my files with any recovery software or is there any other way to solve this problem? Thanks

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    EtorAtoklo, Jan 12, 2019
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  2. Ariel Aba Win User

    Convert Basic Disk into Dynamic Disk

    Hi Charbel,

    It would be helpful if you mentioned the things that you have tried to do that failed so that we can skip those steps. You can follow the steps provided in the article:
    How to convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk in Windows 7, to change a basic disk to
    a dynamic one. The instructions are also applicable for Windows 10. You can also check this article:
    Extend a basic volume.

    Ensure that you create a back up for your system as well.

    Regards.
     
    Ariel Aba, Jan 12, 2019
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  3. EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - ADDING UNALLOCATED SPACE MAKES DYNAMIC DRIVE, ALL MUST REMAIN BASIC DRIVES - WINDOWS 10

    Hi Maxine,

    The reason why your disk is converted to Dynamic is because the space that you're using to expand are not yet formatted. To convert the Dynamic disk to Basic disk, follow these steps:

    Disclaimer: We recommend that you back up the drive that you will convert to prevent any loss of information. Never convert the drive that contains your Operating System.

    • Right-click Windows and select Disk Management.
    • Right-click the volume that you wish to convert.
    • Select Delete Volume.
    • Once you're done, right-click the disk and select Convert to Basic Drive.
    • Wait for the operation to complete. Click OK if prompted.

    Feel free to post back if you encounter any challenges along the process.
     
    Darwin Dim, Jan 12, 2019
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  4. Jonas Flo Win User

    How to convert Windows drive from Dynamic to Basic?

    how to convert Dynamic disk to Basic disk without data loss ?

    Hi,

    The process of conversion is quite tricky but not exactly that complicated. Suggested safe is to have your data cloned and work on the clone instead of the original. This suggestions and steps were provided by one of the Microsoft Community Forum MVP's,
    John John__ in his response on this thread. Follow the steps carefully
    to be able to avoid data loss.

    I hope it helps. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to come back to us.
     
    Jonas Flo, Jan 12, 2019
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