Windows 2000 introduced the concepts of dynamic disk and basic disk. The obvious difference between these two disk types lies in the support for the operating systems. Almost all Windows operating systems support basic disk, but dynamic disk can be supported by several OS, such as Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7/8. Although dynamic disk owns more advantages than basic disk, basic disk gets wider support than it.
Therefore, most of the time, users may choose to use basic disk. If their disk is dynamic, they may decide to change disk type. However, users are always worried about data loss during the process of conversion. In view of this, we would like to advise users to convert a dynamic disk to basic without losing data by making use of partition magic.
This partition magic can help users convert a dynamic disk to basic without losing data, because there is a data-protection function built in this software. When users use the software to change disk type, this function will be run automatically to protect data from being lost.
Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free doesn’t support dynamic disk, so, users should select other editions to convert a dynamic disk to basic without losing data.
1. After users successfully installed this third party tool, they need to run it first.
2. In the main interface of this tool, users can right click a target dynamic disk and choose “Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic”.
3. Click “Apply” and choose “Yes” to execute the pending operations.
In the end, users can get MiniTool Partition Wizard first in order to smoothly convert a dynamic disk to basic without losing data.