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i have a laptop that it's 1 TeraByte hard disk is dynamic(not basic).
i want to change that hard drive with a third party program for creating new patitions.
so i tried Acronis Disk Director Advanced (server) v11, but it seems it does not support dynamic disks.
i tried some other softwares, but they do n't support dynamic disks too.
would you please introduce me a good software for creating a partition from unallocated dynamic area!

EDIT :
i tried do that job with Disk Management(windows 7 - home premium edition), but after some changes i had a problem for booting system.

thanks in advance

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EaseUs will do it for you. However, not with the free version. The pro version is $20, not to much to ask. I have used the free version in the past and it worked well.

Here is their info on the resizing of dynamic discs: Resize dynamic disk (Extend or shrink dynamic volume)

Compare their versions.

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Home editions of Windows do not support dynamic disks as far as I know.

According to Microsoft Support:

Dynamic discs are only supported for:

  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate.
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2

They are not supported for Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

There is one exception. When you upgrade your computer from Windows XP Media Center Edition to Windows Vista Home Premium, some dynamic discs are handled and supported.

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hi, thanks for answer / but it supports. –  LostLord Jan 17 '12 at 20:22
    
hi again. my os is windows 7 Home Premium and That Hard Disk is dynamic. however it works in that operating system. would you plz lead me to a good software for re-configure my disk! –  LostLord Jan 18 '12 at 5:50
    
Home versions don’t come with a utility to manage them, but they do support (as in have drivers for) them (for read/write if not installation) if they are already in that format (ie, if some other tool or system creates them). So -1 because the above response does not answer the question (specifically, let alone in general). For example, if you dual-boot Vista Pro and Home on the same system, boot Pro, create a dynamic disk, then boot Home, the Home version can still read the dynamic disk. –  Synetech Jan 18 '12 at 6:23
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