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You cannot convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk when the computer name contains double-byte characters
Article ID: 973561 - View products that this article applies to.
On a computer that is running Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista, you cannot convert a basic disk into a dynamic disk. When you try to convert a basic disk, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
The pack name is invalid
This issue may occur if the computer name contains double-byte characters, such as hanzi (Chinese), kanji (Japanese), or hanja (Korean).
To work around this issue, use single-byte characters for the computer name.
To rename the computer, follow these steps:
In Windows 8
In Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 973561 - Last Review: November 1, 2012 - Revision: 3.0