Accidentally made my Disk 0 Dynamic

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Andrew811

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I made my Disk 0 on MY laptop dynamic. I would like to convert back to basic but the option is grayed out. Disk 0 hold my OS which has (Boot,page file, crash Dump). Help would be greatly appreciated
 
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You can change back....but this process will wipe the drive.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...nt/change-a-dynamic-disk-back-to-a-basic-disk

Here's one that will allow you to keep your data.....
https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/change-dynamic-disk-to-basic.html

As lunalander pointed out....it's not harmful and to let it ride....your fine. Here's the difference between the two types.

Basic disk: It can be accessed by MS-DOS(Microsoft Disk Operating System) and all Windows-based operating systems. Basic disk usually uses the Master Boot Record (MBR) partition style that can contain up to four primary partitions, or three primary partitions plus one extended partition with multiple logical drives. It is the most often used, easiest to manage, and compatible disk type with Windows.

Dynamic disk: It provides the features that basic disk does not. For example, creating volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes) and creating fault-tolerant volumes (mirrored and RAID-5 volumes). Dynamic disk allows users to create up to 2,000 volumes on a system. It offers greater flexibility to manage volumes without having to restart the computer. However, it’s only compatible Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10, and various versions of Windows server systems.

Reference link: https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/change-dynamic-disk-to-basic.html
 
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