Why convert logical partition to primary using diskpart in Windows 7/8/10?
General speaking, a basic MBR disk can be divided into at most four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extend partition. As is known to all, logical partition makes it easy to classify files and data so that users can easily find information and save time through logical. But there are still some problems with logical partition. For example, windows system programs can only be installed in the primary partition, and some applications cannot be installed on logical partition too. Therefore, users may want to convert logical partition to primary using Diskpart.
Convert logical partition to primary using Diskpart
To convert logical partition to primary partition, Windows built-in tool diskpart can be very helpful. Let’s see the guides below:
1. Click “start” to type “diskpart”, then right click on “diskpart” and select “Run as administrator”.
2. In the pop-up window, input the following commands and hit “Enter” after each command.
select disk n (here “n” is the disk number of the disk you want to convert logical partition to primary partition)
select partition m (here “m” is the partition number of the logical partition you want to convert)
create partition primary
If there is no unallocated space on the disk, you should create unallocated space before creating an extended partition by shrinking or deleting the existing partitions.
Convert logical partition to primary partition via third party partition tool
If you still failed to convert logical partition to primary partition after follow the guide above, you can turn to a third party partition tool to do this operation. Compare with other partition tool, here I highly recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional – a powerful free partition manager which can help you to convert logical partition to primary partition easily and effectively with its powerful function “ Convert to Primary “. The specific steps of convert logical partition to primary windows 7 are as follow:
Note:This conversion won’t damage your data, but it is also suggested to backup important data by coping partition in advance to avoid data loss.
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the logical partition you want to convert and select “Advanced” > “Convert to Primary”.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, click “OK” to continue.
Step 3.After that, it will back up to the main interface, preview the changes and click “Apply” > “Proceed” to complete this operation.
If there are other applications running on the partition which you are going to perform, AOMEI Partition Assistant will notice you to close the applications or to execute this operation on PreOS Mode.
To avoid the computer stop working, AOMEI Partition Assistant will not allow you to convert a system partition to logical.
If you don’t want that much primary partition, it is available to convert primary partition to logical partition too.
Besides convert logical partition to primary partition, you can also convert primary partition to logical with AOMEI Partition Assistant easily and effectively. The operations of it are similar to those of convert logical partition to primary. AOMEI Partition Assistant can be the best partition manager, and it also provides you many other powerful functions like convert MBR to GPT disk without losing data, resize/delete/format partition, disk copy, partition copy, migrate OS to SSD and so on.