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Converting to Basic disk while windows is running?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by smartali89, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. smartali89

    smartali89 New Member

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    Hi,

    I don't know much about this stuff, I've seen many tutorials and software to convert from dynamic to basic but all of them used a second disk for conversion, now I don't have any secondary disk to use, is it safe to go with converting it to basic while remaining in windows? Is it possible?
     
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    I don't think it is possible to convert the system disk from dynamic to basic.
     
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    EaseUs Parition Manager provides this option, but I'm not sure if I should proceed or not. :confused:
     
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    Anytime you mess with an active windows partition there is a chance that your os will be corrupted, so make a backup first.
    I have (rarely) seen windows crash from only resizing a partition.
     
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    Same as newtekie1 said i don't believe you have the option, and it be fine just left how it is..
     
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    Backup and format back to basic disk only safe way of doing it without risking data corruption because no data recovery program's will touch a dynamic disk if it goes wrong.
     

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