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Convert Basic Disk to Dynamic or Dynamic Disk to Basic in Windows 10/8/7

2017-02-08 16:41:44 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Need to change your disk from basic to dynamic or convert dynamic to basic? This article will you how to convert basic disk to dynamic disk or dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 10/8/7 without losing data.

This article collects all effective methods to convert basic disk to dynamic or change dynamic disk to basic in Windows 10/8/7 without losing any data. If you are looking for a way to change or convert your computer disk from basic to dynamic/dynamic to basic, follow offered methods here in this passage and convert your PC disk now.

Tip: Backup disk partition data firstly
Create disk backup image before converting disk to basic/dynamic

In order to avoid unexpected data loss issue while converting disk from basic to dynamic or dynamic to basic, it’s highly recommended for all of you to create backups for important data in your disk partition which you want to convert to basic or dynamic. 

You can selectively to copy each file in the disk partition one by one to the destination drive so to backup all disk data. Or you can simply choose free backup software to backup your whole disk partition data. EaseUS Todo Backup Free with its Disk/partition backup feature will help you free backup disk partition data within 3 simple steps. 

Backup disk partition data before converting disk to basic or dynamic.

Part 1. Convert basic disk to dynamic disk in Windows 10/8/7

After backing up important disk partition data, you can now follow below offered methods to convert basic disk to dynamic disk without losing any data.

Method 1. Apply Disk Management to convert basic disk to dynamic disk

  • Right-click on This PC (for Windows 10/8 users) or My Computer (for Windows 7 users) and select Manage;
  • Open Computer Management and click on Disk Management;
  • Select the basic disk that you need to convert and right click on it, select Convert to Dynamic Disk;

Convert basic to dynamic with disk management tool.

  • Make sure that you are converting the right disk to dynamic and click OK to finish the process;

Method 2. Use CMD command to convert basic disk to dynamic disk

  • Open Command Prompt by pressing Win + R at the same time in Windows 10/8/7;
  • Type: diskpart and hit Enter to enter Command Prompt window;
  • Type: list disk and hit Enter; Do remember the number of the disk that you want to convert to Dynamic;
  • Type: select disk 0 (0 is the disk number of the disk that you want to convert) and hit Enter;
  • Type: convert dynamic and hit Enter;

Convert basic to dynamic with diskpart command.

  • When the process is finished, type: exit and hit Enter to end the disk converting process.

Part 2. Convert dynamic disk to basic disk on Windows 10/8/7

If you are trying to convert a dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 10, 8 or 7 computers, it’s also important to create data backups firstly. 
Here you’ll find 3 recommended methods to convert dynamic disk to basic disk in Windows 10/8/7:

Method 1. Use EaseUS partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master to convert dynamic to basic disk
Method 2. Apply Windows Disk Management disk to convert dynamic to basic
Method 3. Use diskpart command to convert dynamic to basic disk

Let’s see how to convert dynamic to basic disk now:

Method 1. Use EaseUS Partition Master to convert dynamic to basic disk

EaseUS Partition Master supports to convert dynamic disk to basic within 3 simple steps. You can also resize or clone/copy dynamic disk with this software. Free download and install EaseUS Partition Master, activate it in your PC with a serial key and follow below guide lines to convert dynamic disk to basic now. 

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and right-click on the dynamic disk that you need to convert;
  • Select "Convert to basic disk" and click on it;

Convert dynamic to basic disk.

  • Wait and click Apply to finish the converting process.

Method 2. Convert dynamic to basic with Disk Management

The process to convert dynamic disk to basic with Disk Management tool is quite similar with the above offered tutorial steps to change basic disk to dynamic. 

  • Open Disk Management tool and right-click on the dynamic disk which you need to convert or change to basic;
  • Select Delete Volume for each volume on the disk;
  • When all volumes on dynamic disk have been deleted, right-click on it and select Convert to Basic Disk;

Convert dynamic disk to basic disk with disk management tool.

It’s quite clear that the process will delete all your partition data. Therefore, it’s quite necessary to backup important data in advance.

Method 3. Use diskpart command to convert dynamic to basic disk

  • Open command prompt diskpart window;
  • Type: list disk and hit Enter; Note the disk number of which you need to convert to basic;
  • Type: select disk 0 (0 is the disk number) and hit Enter;
  • Type: detail disk 0 (0 is the disk number) and hit Enter;
  • Type: select volume= 1 (volume number) and hit Enter;
  • Type: delete volume and hit Enter;
  • Type: select disk 0 (0 is the disk number) and hit Enter;
  • Type: convert basic and hit Enter;
  • After this, type: exit to finish the process.

Change dynamic to basic disk with diskpart command.

Note: Restore lost data after converting basic to dynamic/dynamic to basic disk

It’s quite clear that data loss issue is unavoidable to convert or change disk to dynamic or basic. If you forget to create data backups for your disk data, you’ll have to suffer data loss issue then.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this issue anymore. Powerful data recovery software from EaseUS will help you fix this issue. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will simply help you restore lost data due to basic to dynamic or dynamic to basic disk conversion. Need to restore your lost data? Let EaseUS data recovery software help now!

Restore lost data after converting disk to basic or dynamic.