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What software will convert Windows disk to a basic disk without destroying the data

  • Computer users especially HP users often convert basic disk to dynamic by accident when they are creating a new partition. Indeed, users can create much more partitions on dynamic disk, but problems may emerge from time to time. For example, users will be unable to dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium in Windows 8 Pro since almost all Windows free editions do not support dynamic disk. Therefore, the problem what software will convert dynamic disk to basic without destroying data is commonly seen.

    Ways to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk

    Microsoft equips a function to system snap-in Disk Management to revert dynamic disk to basic, but users have to delete all simple or dynamic volumes in advance. If not, users will see the following situation:



    From the screenshot above, we see the function "Convert to Basic Disk" is grayed out and can not be used. Therefore, Windows built-in Disk Management is not the software which can convert dynamic disk to basic without destroying data. At this time, some users may feel desperate and badly need a safe enough solution.

    As a matter of fact, third-party partition manager is the best alternative to Windows built-in Disk Management. As long as users download an excellent partition magic, they can convert dynamic disk to basic without destroying any data and in pretty simple operations. And MiniTool Partition Wizard can meet users’ demands.

    Revert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    By using this partition manager, users can complete disk conversion without deleting any data or partition. Specific operations are as follows:

    Step 1: run MiniTool Partition Wizard to open its main interface:



    Step 2: click the area boxed by red line and choose the function "Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic".

    Step 3: click "Apply" button in toolbar to apply disk conversion and confirm to restart computer in accordance with prompts. After restart, let's open Windows Disk Management to check whether dynamic disk has been reverted to basic disk:



    Now, we can say we are successful to convert dynamic disk to basic without destroying any data or partition. After that, both dual boot and multi-boot can be realized. And other disadvantages of dynamic disk can be avoided at the same time.

    Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does not support operating dynamic disk, and users need to purchase MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition in stead, which is quite useful and economical.