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Convert to basic disk without losing data

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August 30, 2012 5:38:19 AM

Hello,
while converting dynamic to basic we need any external hard disk for backuping or by software we can do it????
August 30, 2012 6:22:52 AM

Some methods are listed here:

http://mypkb.wordpress.com/2007/03/28/how-to-non-destru...

Be careful though - some of these require a fairly high level of knowledge and it's always good practice to back everything up first. Testdisk is a powerful tool but you need to know what you're doing. Hope this helps!
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August 30, 2012 6:30:16 AM

there a program to do it, but it kindda hard to use..... (I'm forget the name, i will update when i get home)

For the best result it advised to backup any important data first.
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August 30, 2012 7:49:15 AM

No need, just copy the contents of the partition to an external disk (i.e. the backup). You need a software to that. Preferable EaseUS Partition Master Home edition or something. Free version i think. Download and install it from their website and you are good to go.

I used the same software when converting my dynamic partition to basic partition.
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September 3, 2012 9:41:23 AM

You could backup your software to another drive and then initialize the disk back to basic, that is much more safe. Or you could use other 3rd party tool Dynamic disk converter to convert dynamic disks to basic, you can refer to this link: http://www.dynamic-disk-converter.com/
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