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Basic to Dynamic Disk

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M.Sz Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2012 6:51 PM

So I need more space for my bootcamp partition (not for OS just for other files to use in Windows).


I don't really want to pay for Camp tune X, so what I ended up doing was going into OSX (Mountain Lion) > Disk Utility and shrinking my OSX partition.


Then I went to Disk management in Windows and used that unallocated space to make a new simple volume. When I was about to confirm I got a message box saying:


" The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s). If you convert the disk(s) to dynamic, you will not be able to start installed operating systems from any volume on the disk(s) (except the current boot volume). Are you sure you want to continue?"


Now I don't want to screw myself over and not be able to boot my OSX. Will that happen if I continue, or is it just telling me I can't boot anything off the new volume?



MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,410 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to M.Sz)

    think software you have to pay for is the only way of doing it without a full reinstall and then a restore of the backup of your data after


    think the newer versions of the program partition magic can change from basic to dynamic and the other way around windows sure can't

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to M.Sz)

    M.Sz wrote:




    I'm telling you that windows is asking me that, and whether I should do it or not?


    Did you even read my question?

    Pay attention and quit being so rude.


    What you are doing will bork your installation, buy CampTune and use it, if you choose not to that is up to you, but your current route will fail.


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