Your partition is primary

You are planning on installing multiple bootable operating systems on a single hard drive. What is the maximum number of primary partitions per hard drive?

A) 2

B) 4

C) 8

D) 16

E) 42

The answer: B) 4

A hard drive can have a maximum of four primary partitions.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Disks.”

When you add a new hard drive into a Windows system, you’re faced with a large number of partition options, disk status information, and drive options. In this video, you’ll learn the differences in partition types, how to add or modify Windows disks, and how to use the powerful Windows Disk Management utility.