Logical to Primary Convert
Apart from the core features, AOMEI Partition Assistant also provides function to convert Logical partition to primary partition. Primary partition offers necessary elements for an operating system. The primary partition that has operating system installed mostly is an active partition. One MBR disk may contain a maximum of 4 primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions with one extended partition. Therefore, one MBR could be installed with 4 different systems in total. Many users partition hard drive with two primary partitions to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 7.
Due to the limitation of MBR disk, a possible partition layout is one or two primary partitions with several logical partitions. Logical partition can be created in extended partition without amount limit. These logical partitions are used to store user’s data in most cases. When you need to prepare a partition for system or boot, you need to convert first. This conversion from logical to primary mainly applies on basic MBR disks because all partitions on GPT disk style are primary partition. You can find logical partition and extended partition on MBR disk. To learn more on partition table, please refer to disk partition basic understanding.
How to Change Logical Drive to Primary Partition Step by Step?
Note: This conversion won’t damage your data, but it is suggested to backup important files with free backup software in advance in case of data loss under inappropriate operations.
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Asssistant Professional. Right-click the logical partition which you want to convert and then choose “Advanced” and “Convert to Primary”.
Step 2. Click “OK” to confirm the operation in the following pop-up window.
Step 3. Commit the operation by clicking “Apply” on the tool bar.
This process also applies to how to convert extended partition to primary.
If there are other applications running on the partition which you are going to perform, AOMEI Partition Assistant will notice you to close those applications or to execute this operation in PreOS Mode.
If you don’t want that much primary partition, it is available to convert primary partition to logical again.
Convert logical partition to primary could be very easy actually. Apart from converting logical drive to primary partition, AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to convert MBR to GPT disk without losing data. As covered before, GPT disk style does not have primary partition amount limitation. So it is a good choice to install multiple OS. Download to discover more.