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Converting a partition to a "dynamic disk"?

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That is my current layout, I installed Windows and set the Bootcamp partition too small for my tastes. As a result I had resized the Mac partition to allow for some unallocated space. I'd like to extend this unallocated space to the Bootcamp C drive OR create a separate volume.

However, every time I try and create a volume I receive a prompt like this: http://prntscr.com/2jjt8s

I'm not quite sure I full understand what this will do. Will this convert my entire disk 0 into a dynamic disk or will that individual partition be a dynamic disk?

I'd appreciate any assistance on the matter, thank you in advance.
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    It will convert the whole disk to a Dynamic Disk, which will most likely make your Mac unbootable.  Also, you can't extend a partition backwards, so C:\ would have to be reformatted and recreated from within Boot Camp in order to make it larger.  If there is nothing important on the 620 MB partition that you can't seem to extend, you could delete it and create a new partition that spans the entire free space.  You could also try connecting the HDD to a PC as a secondary drive, and see if Windows 7/8 on that PC will allow you to simply extend that partition without converting to a Dynamic Disk.
 
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    It will convert the whole disk to a Dynamic Disk, which will most likely make your Mac unbootable.  Also, you can't extend a partition backwards, so C:\ would have to be reformatted and recreated from within Boot Camp in order to make it larger.  If there is nothing important on the 620 MB partition that you can't seem to extend, you could delete it and create a new partition that spans the entire free space.  You could also try connecting the HDD to a PC as a secondary drive, and see if Windows 7/8 on that PC will allow you to simply extend that partition without converting to a Dynamic Disk.
 

I deleted the 620 MB partition and then made the unallocated space its own partition, thank you so much for the help. Totally forgot I couldn't go backwards, + rep all around!

Thanks again!
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