By Bryce / Last Updated August 1, 2019

Scenario

“Hi, guys, I need your help! I insert a Windows installation CD to my computer and try to install Windows 10 on a dynamic disk but I just get the error message that Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation. What should I do to install Windows 10 on this disk? Is there any advice? Thanks in advance!”

Fix unable to install Windows 10 on dynamic disk problem

As you are prompted that Windows 10 cannot be prompted to dynamic disk space, to install Windows 10 on this disk and boot from it successfully, you can convert the dynamic disk to basic. Let’s take a look at the tutorials on how to convert dynamic disk into basic presented in the following context.

Delete dynamic volumes and convert to basic

To convert dynamic disk into basic, you can turn to Windows built-in tools Disk Management or Diskpart.

Convert dynamic disk into basic via Disk Management

Disk Management is a Windows built-in tool, which enables you to manage partition without rebooting and interruption. It enjoys many useful features like creating, deleting partition and so on. Now, let’s see how to convert disk to basic using Disk Management.

1. Press Windows + R to access Run box.

2. In Run box, input “diskmgmt.msc” and hit “Enter” to open Disk Management.

3. The dynamic disk that needs converting will be presented in Disk Management. Right click every volume on the dynamic disk and choose “Delete Volume”.

4. After deleting all partitions on the dynamic disk, right click the dynamic disk presented in the form of unallocated disk space and choose “Convert to basic”.

Convert dynamic disk to basic via Diskpart

Diskpart is a Windows snap-in tool, which apply the command line to execute task. It can also help you to manage disk partition effectively and conveniently. Here are detailed steps to convert disk to basic using Diskpart.

1. In the Run box, type “diskpart” and hit “Enter” to Run Diskpart.

2. In Diskpart interface, run the following commands:

  • list disk

  • select disk n, where “n” is the number of the dynamic disk going to be converted

  • clean

  • convert basic

  • exit

After converting dynamic disk into basic, you can try to install Windows on this disk again.

Notes:

  • As the ways mentioned above to convert disk to basic will erase all data, it is advised to back up all data on the dynamic disk before operation.

  • If you need to convert the dynamic disk that holds current operating system using Disk Management or Diskpart, you can remove the dynamic disk and connect it to another working computer.

Convert dynamic disk to basic disk without losing data

It is available to convert disk to basic using Disk Management or Diskpart. But you need to delete all volumes on the dynamic disk at first. If you need to convert disk into basic without deleting volumes, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which owns Dynamic Disk Manager feature, enabling you to convert dynamic disk into basic without mdata loss, resize dynmaic partition and so on.

It is is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000. If you need to use it under Windows Server 2003/2008/2011/2016/2016/2019, you can choose AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edtion.

Step 1. Install and fire up AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and clcik "Launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager".

Launch Dynamic Disk Manager

It will launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager. In the main interface, locate the dynamic disk that needs converting and choose “Convert to Basic Disk”.

Convert to Basic Disk

Step 2. In the pop-up window, click “OK” button.

Click OK

Step 3. Return to the main interface. Confirm your operation and click “Commit” > “Proceed” to perform it.

Commit Proceed

After a while, you can convert the dynamic disk into basic without data loss.

PS.: It is also available to convert dynamic disk that Windows installed on to basic without data loss via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Wrap things up

When you install windows 10 on dynamic disk with error message that “Windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. The partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation”, in order to solve this problem, you can choose appropriate way among ways mentioned above to convert dynamic disk to basic without any efforts.