Set Partition as Primary Partition in 3 Steps without Data L

December 18, 2014

How to set partition as primary partition is an obsession for some users. But now, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant can figure this out easily and safely with data security. This article will introduce the steps to achieve convert.

General speaking, a computer with MBR disk can be divided into at most four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition. However, the extended partition cannot be used directly after setting logical partitions. And there is no limitation on numbers. Thus so many users prefer to use logical partitions instead of primary partition. With many logical partitions, users can store files and data by classification, therefore, users can find the information easily and time saving.

But there is still some problem of logical partition. As we all know that Windows system application can only be installed in primary partition, and some application is also cannot be installed in logical partition. Therefore, users may way want to convert logical partition to primary. Unless, they set all partitions as primary at first, and there is no need to convert.

The built-in Disk Management can do this operation, but it still exists some defects. It can help users to achieve set logical partition as primary with the risky of losing data, because this operation requires to delete all existing partitions. Under this situation, users need to back up data first. Is there any easier way to do this? The answer is certainly yes. AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro edition is an all-in-one partition toolkit and disk management for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000 (both 32bit and 64bit). It owns features not only resize/move partition, merge partition, align partition, convert logical partition to primary partition, but some advanced functions, like Windows To Go Creator to install Windows 8 to removable flash drive, and convert system disk between MBR and GPT styles, etc. For more features, please refer to here.

In regard to set partition as primary, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro just needs several steps.

First, download and launch Partition Assistant, you can see all the information of partitions. Here, you can see the F partition is the logical partition, so we need to convert it to primary partition.

Main Interface

Second, right click F to choose convert to primary.

Convert to Primary

Confirm the Choice

Third, do not forget to apply this change.