Notes: Here comes some information about primary, extended and logical partition that in my opinion you should pay attention to.
- The partition can be divided into two categories, primary partition and extended partition, and the extended partition can include several logical partitions.
- On a MBR (master boot record) disk, it can have at most four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition, but the extended partition can include one or more logical partitions.
- The installed operating system can be started only if the boot files of the operating system are on the primary partition.
Why convert primary partition to logical in Windows 8?
As you can see from above, on a MBR disk, you can have at most four primary partitions. However, many users probably want to create more partitions to better manage the files and documents. Under this circumstance, you have to convert one primary partition to logical to solve this problem.
How to convert primary to logical in Windows 8?
Although the Windows 8 snap-in Disk Management does make some progress compared to that of Windows Server Editions, but it does not have the function of converting primary partition to logical. Luckily, integrated best partition software, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you overcome the difficulty easily.
Then, it is the steps of "Convert Primary to Logical" with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Tips: AOMEI Partition Assistant is also fully compatible with the latest Windows 8.1, and the steps of converting primary to logical partition in Windows 8.1 are the same as those to convert primary to logical partition in Windows 8.
Step 1: download AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition.
Step 2: Install and launch it. (The picture below is the window of the software.)
Step 3: right click partition F, select "Advanced", and in the pop-up window, choose "Convert to Logical". (The picture below)
At last, click "Apply" on the toolbar to save the operations.
In conclusion, apart from the function "Convert to Logical", it also can convert logical to primary. What's more, there are a lot of other functions, such as, "Resize Partition", "Merge Partitions", etc. Now, download the software and learn something through practice.