Convert To Basic And Dynamic Disks In Windows Xp

Convert To Basic And Dynamic Disks In Windows Xp - Windows...

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Windows XP Professional supports two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic disk storage uses partition-oriented disks. A basic disk contains basic volumes (primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives). Dynamic disk storage uses volume-oriented disks, and includes features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes). General Notes Before you change a basic disk to a dynamic disk, note these items: You must have at least 1 megabyte (MB) of free space on any master boot record (MBR) disk that you want to convert. This space is automatically reserved when the partition or volume is created in Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional. However, it may not be available on partitions or volumes that are created in other operating systems. When you convert to a dynamic disk, the existing partitions or logical drives on the basic disk are converted to simple volumes on the dynamic disk. After you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course CPSC 431 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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