How to Convert a Disk to Dynamic

Follow this tutorial to learn how to convert a disk to dynamic from basic. Currently the disks are of basic type. Learn how to change the type from basic to dynamic. We will cover the full process of converting the disk to dynamic in this detailed tutorial.


Step 1: Manage option

Follow this step by step guide in order to learn how to convert a disk to dynamic.
First of all, go to the start menu and right click the Computer. From the drop down menu, select the manage option.

Select Manage option

Step 2: Disk Management Option

As a result, the computer management window will appear on your screen. Under the storage category, click on the “disk management” option. Over there, right click on the area where it says disk 0 and from the drop down menu, select the “convert to dynamic disk” option.

Convert to dynamic disk option

Step 3: Choose the disk you want to convert

This will open up a dialog box where you can choose the disk you want to convert to dynamic. Once you are done, click on the ok button to proceed further. Next, you’d be shown a list of disks that would be converted to dynamic. Click on the convert button if the disk you selected is present there.

Select the disk you want to convert

Step 4: Continue with the conversion

You’d be prompted with a warning. You’d be notified that after the disk has been converted to dynamic, you won’t be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on these disks with the exception of the current boot volume. Click on the yes button to continue with the conversion procedure.

Agree to the warning

Step 5: Type has been changed

Once the process has been completed, you’d be taken back to the disk management window. There, you will notice that it says dynamic under the disk you just converted. Furthermore, you can see the type has changed to dynamic from basic for all the volumes present on the disk you just converted. In this manner, converting disk to dynamic from basic can be done.

Volume Type has been changed