Remember that i said just a minute ago that with

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right-click on F, notice that I don't have the option to extend the volume. Remember that I said just a minute ago, that with basic disks you cannot extend the volume beyond just the local hard disk drive. So I would have to have extra space available here on Disk 0 to extend the size of Data. One option again would be to create a mount point. And then create a volume down here under this unallocated space on Disk 2, and mount it in that directory on the Data volume. That works. However, the rule that we just talked about only applies if you're dealing with a basic disk. If you were to convert this disk to a dynamic disk, well then everything changes. Let's go ahead and do that. Come over here and right-click. Then select Convert to Dynamic Disk. And let's convert Disk 1 and also Disk 2 to dynamic disks. Convert option. Now, it warns us that if we do this, we'll not be able to start any installed operating systems from any volumes on these disks except for the current boot volumes. Now, we only have one operating system installed on C, it's in the boot volume. We're okay. If there did happen to be other operatingsystems installed, then they would no longer be bootable. We don't have to worry about that in this situation. So I'll click Yes. Now, notice the colors changed. And notice that we got rid of the extended partition. That's because dynamic disks are not constrained to the four partitions per disk rule that basic disks are. So, Disk 0's dynamic. And Disk 2 is now dynamic. So, I can come up to my Data volume, right here and right-click, and notice now that the Extend Volume is available. Where before it was not. I can click Next in the Welcome Screen. And notice that the space available down here, on Disk 2, because it's a dynamic disk as well, can be added to the Data volume over here. Let's go ahead and add all of the space available on Disk 2to our
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Data volume. Click Next. Click Finish. And now notice that the Data volume, F, encompasses this space on Disk 0, this eight gigs on Disk 0, and this 32 gigs down here on Disk 2. So, if we were to go over to File Explorer now, and go to this PC. And look at the statistics for the Data drive, notice that it reports about 40 gigs of space available on Data. And if I were to go into the Data volume, right-click and say Create a New File. Create a new bitmap image. That file could reside over here, or it could reside over here. And frankly we don't care, as long as we can retrieve it. Windows takes care of keeping track of which disk that file is on within this logical Data volume that spansbetween two different disks. Now, even though we have converted Disk 0 into a dynamic disk, we still do not have an option to extend the system volume and that's another key rule you need to remember. While you can extend standard data volumes between disks if you're using dynamic disks, you cannot extend the system volume between disks. You can still only add continuous space on the same hard disk drive. So, if we were still running out of space on C at this point, and we wanted to add space to it. We wanted to extend the C volume, we would have very few options at this point. Probably the best
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