Windows – How many extended partitions can we have on windows


Initially I'd thought that we can only have 1 extended partition, but I'm confused after reading What are the differences between primary and logical partition?

I understand that we can only have up to 4 primary partitions, but I was wondering how many extended partitions can we have?

I am aware that we will only need one, but is it true that we can mix and match any number of primary partitions and extended partitions as long as the total count remains within 4?

For example, could we have 2 primary partitions together with 2 extended ones?

Best Answer

  • Windows expects at most one (1) extended partition among the four partition entries in the MBR.