When computer users operate primary partitions, they may be turned into simple volumes. Though the operating system can still work normally in this circumstance, yet for those who use basic disk habitually, it is really a big trouble. To convert simple volume to primary partition, many users are forced to repartition disks. Obviously, it is not good since repartition disks will lose important data. Then is there any way to convert simple volume to primary partition directly?
Methods to Convert Simple Volume to Primary Partition
The essential difference between simple volume and primary partition is simple volume is a kind of dynamic volume created by dynamic disks, while primary partition is a kind of basic volume created by basic disks. Therefore, it is impossible to convert them directly. However, you can try it indirectly. Since they belong to dynamic disk and basic disk respectively, you can achieve the conversion between simple volumes to primary partition through converting the two kinds of disks.
To convert dynamic disk to basic disk, you may quickly think of using the disk management tool in the operating system. With it, you can easily convert basic disk to dynamic disk. Also there is no data loss in the process. However, this process is irreversible, which is to say you can not use it to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without any data loss or security problems. If you want to do it this way, first you should eliminate all simple volumes in disks, and then you can execute this operation. Or the" Convert to Basic Disk" option of the disk management tool will be in a non-operational state.
If this method is not workable, is there still a solution? Indeed, you need not worry, since most of partition magic on the market can help you accomplish this task. The principle they use is to convert dynamic disk to basic disk. But out of consideration of disk data security, we recommend you use highly reliable MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Software with high security performance operates more smoothly
Since to convert simple volume to primary partition is an operation involves the whole disk, using a partition magic with low security will probably cause all the data to lose. Thus we suggest you use MiniTool Partition Wizard. How come we say MiniTool Partition Wizard has relatively high security performance? First, it is disk management software that aims at losing no partition data during operations. All operations can go on with the guarantee of disk data security. Second, MiniTool Partition Wizard supports all kinds of mainstream server operating systems and personal operating systems, which include Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, etc. Through repeated tests, it is shown that MiniTool Partition Wizard can work with these operating systems perfectly.
With these features, when you use MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert simple volume to primary partition, you do not have to worry about security problems
Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert simple volume to primary partition
With MiniTool Partition Wizard, to convert simple volume to primary partition is made quite easy. Here we will demonstrate the operation.
In the main interface, right click the disk to deal with, in the pop-up short-cut menu, please select"Convert to Basic Disk"
In the main interface, you will find that the dynamic disks on the operational disk have been converted into primary disk. And the simple volume also has become primary partition. But this is only a preview. If you want this result, finally please click "Apply" to finish the task.
Maybe you have tried many ways to convert simple volume to primary partition, but they can not guarantee the security and efficiency. Now MiniTool Partition Wizard helps you achieve the goal with merely two simple steps. You should not be amazed by this. In fact, most of the operations in MiniTool Partition Wizard will provide users with the fastest method to solve their problem. Meanwhile, it has high security performance. If you have not such powerful software, now please go to the official website http://www.partitionwizard.com to download it for free.