Solved how can I make c: an extended first, then to logical?

October 24, 2012 at 23:48:05
Specs: Windows 7 home basic
how can I make c: an extended first, then to logical?
will I lose all the data in c: when I convert the c: into logical by using partition wizard bootable CD? I have four primary partitios:(C:), HP_TOOLS, Recovery(D:) and SYSTEM.

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October 25, 2012 at 23:09:11
As I know you could not do that, you could not make the system partition as logical, you can find the tutorial helpful: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb... if you want to create more partition.

And I am not familiar with Partition Wizard, so I do not know whether it has the function that AOMEI Partition Assistant has, that could help you convert primary partition to logical without data loss. In your situation, in fact except for "system reserved“ and system partition, you could convert any partition to logical.



#1
October 25, 2012 at 00:38:12
Yes, you'll lose all the data on C: if you change the partition type because you first have to delete the existing primary partition in order to replace it with an extended one.

Why not leave it alone and buy an external hard drive instead? Hardly anyone bothers with extended/logical partitions these days. That's old technology.


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#2
October 25, 2012 at 00:58:05
Don't. C: is (almost certainly) the partition containing your boot files. If you were to change it to a logical partition the system would no longer boot.

If it were just a data drive then you could do it using, for example, Paragon Hard Disk Manager; but don't try it with your C: drive.


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#3
October 25, 2012 at 04:55:01
Definitely do not convert your C drive it must be a primary partition.

If this is a desktop computer, just add another internal hard drive and use that as your additional drive(s) for storage, etc.

If this is a laptop make or purchase a recovery disk set and make an image of your drive(s) the way they are now to an external drive and delete the recovery partition. This will be deleting a primary partition and you can then move and resize drives if needed and create an extended partition (assuming you have enough space on the drive to make it worth the trouble) and all of the logical partitions you may need. Also make a Repair Disk since you can use it to boot and reimage a drive if needed as well as other repairs.

Of course with all partitioning, there are risks so back up before you begin.

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#4
October 25, 2012 at 05:20:20
See response #4 in this thread: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#5
October 25, 2012 at 11:21:32
phil22

Speak for yourself when stating "Hardly anyone bothers with extended/logical partitions these days. That's old technology."

Partitions are an easy way to maintain backups without the need to image the entire disk.

Types of data change at far different intervals. Your OS changes almost weekly (updates). Installed programs rarely change. Personal data, which is probably the most important data to maintain backups also changes often.

I suggest you look at the link below.

http://partition.radified.com/


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#6
October 25, 2012 at 11:24:00
If you want more than 4 partitions on a drive you have to use an extended partition with logical drives. That doesn't seem useless to me.

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#7
October 25, 2012 at 12:10:57
I can't remember a time when I haven't had an extended partition on at least one of my disks. Almost essential with a Windows/Linux dual boot setup.

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#8
October 25, 2012 at 23:09:11
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As I know you could not do that, you could not make the system partition as logical, you can find the tutorial helpful: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb... if you want to create more partition.

And I am not familiar with Partition Wizard, so I do not know whether it has the function that AOMEI Partition Assistant has, that could help you convert primary partition to logical without data loss. In your situation, in fact except for "system reserved“ and system partition, you could convert any partition to logical.


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#9
November 1, 2012 at 22:59:55
In seven forum's site, they say that its possible to change from primary to extended/logical, but they dont talk about the threads of this operating and the advantages of the primary partition as you say. so Im double-minded.
do it and ignore about threads and "old technology" or for better I should quit?

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#10
November 1, 2012 at 23:48:38
haroo

It may be possible to change a primary partition to an extended partition using third party software. However, your boot partition must be a primary partition. So, doing what you want will render your computer un-bootable.


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#11
November 3, 2012 at 00:17:11
thanks alot for all you guys

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#12
November 3, 2012 at 00:32:21
It is not deleting it is changing from type to another type.

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