Converting a dynamic disk back to a basic disk

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Blacktomcat, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. Blacktomcat

    Blacktomcat Registered Member

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    I have used Windows XP for a long time. Now I have bought a new PC with Windows 7 -x64. I wanted (as with my other PC) the programs on C: and all my data on a D: volume. This could only be done by making the basic disk a dynamic disk. I did and now I want to go back to a basic disk. I cannot achieve this with the built in Windows diskmangament tool and also not with MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition. Can I use EasUs Todo BackUp Free for this purpose? It claims to work on a 64bits Windows 7 system.
    Any other help and or information will be appreciated.

    By the way, my disk 0 is dynamic and online and looks like this:

    Volume Classe Type Filesystem Status Capacity Free space

    <no name> Simple Dynamic NTFS ok (system) 100 MB 71 MB
    C: Simple Dynamic NTFS ok (boot,etc) 300 GB 281 GB
    data D: Simple Dynamic NTFS ok 1097 GB 1097 GB
     
  2. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I don´t see why. This can be done in a basic disk.
     
  4. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

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  5. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    Agreed about backing up the data first...that is paramount.
     
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