Convert dynamic

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Converts a basic disk into a dynamic disk.

For instructions regarding how to use this command, see Change a Basic Disk into a Dynamic Disk (

convert dynamic [noerr]


Parameter Description


For scripting only. When an error is encountered, DiskPart continues to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without this parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit with an error code.

  • Any existing partitions on the basic disk become simple volumes.

  • A basic disk must be selected for this operation to succeed. Use the select disk command to select a basic disk and shift the focus to it.

To convert a basic disk into a dynamic disk, type:

convert dynamic

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