In the daily use of Windows computer, users may create a dynamic disk due to some reasons. However, after using dynamic disk for a period of time, they find it is not that easy to use simple volume as using primary partition or logical partition. In this case they may wonder: how can I convert simple volume to primary partition?
If you are also one of these users, please read on to get the answer.
To start with the solution, it is better to make out what are simple volume and primary partition. To put it simple, simple volume is a kind of dynamic volume that appears on dynamic disks. Primary partition is a kind of partition that appears on basic disks. Besides, there can be logical partitions on basic disk. When you convert a basic disk that contains both primary partition and logical partitions to dynamic, all partitions will turn into simple volume.
So to convert simple volume to primary partition, you need to convert that dynamic disk to basic at first. Then you are able to change simple volume to primary partition. Here we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional to finish this task.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional is a kind of partition manager that can be used to do a bundle of things like move/resize partition, merge/split partition, convert file system, convert partition style, change cluster size, clone disk, migrate OS to another hard drive, and convert dynamic disk to basic disk. This partition magic is paid ware that can be used on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.
Now let’s begin.
Launch Partition Wizard Pro, select the dynamic disk you want to convert and choose “Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic“.
Then you can see what is going to happen on this drive. See the disk type will be turned to MBR and the partition color is changed to blue which represents GPT/Primary. At this time, click “Apply” to save changes.
Tip: MiniTool Partition Wizard only helps to convert dynamic disk that contains simple volumes and mirrored volumes less than four in total. And all volumes will turn into primary partition by default.
This is the end of how to change simple volume to primary partition. Now you can purchase this partition magic to finish this job or download the Demo Edition to experience its usability.