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How to Convert Primary Partition to Logical Partition?

Error messages: 1. "The operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk(s) to dynamic disk(s)." 2. "You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains maximum number of partitions."

Many Windows users, especially for OEM system, may encounter either of them when they want to create partition. That’s because a basic MBR disk may contain up to four primary partitions, or three primary partitions and one extended partition. In order to create more than four partitions, you need to convert one primary partition to logical partition in advance.

Convert primary partition to logical with Partition Magic Software

As Partition Magic Software, Partition Assistant has the ability to convert primary partition to logical in Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 without losing data.

To convert primary partition to logical partition, please follow the steps below:

1. Choose the right version and install it. After that, launch it.

Partition Assistant Server

2. Right click on the primary partition that you want to convert to logical partition and select "Advance" - "Convert to Logical".

Convert to Logical

3. In the pop-up window, it will prompt you that the selected partition will be converted from primary to logical. Then, click "OK".

Convert Primary to Logical

4. Click "Apply" on the toolbar to execute the conversion.

Click Apply

Tips: You also can convert logical partition to primary partition.

With several clicks, you can convert primary partition to logical partition without data loss. Other than primary to logical feature, Partition Magic Software also allows you to resize and move partition, merge partitions, split partition, allocate free space, copy partition, copy disk, create partition, format partition, delete partition, convert FAT to NTFS on MBR and GPT disk and much more… Free download the trial version and try out.

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