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What Terminology is Used in BootIt BM that I Might Need to Know?

Partition - Usually used to refer to to primary partitions, but in some cases can mean both a primary partition and a volume.

Extended partition - A special type of primary partition. Extended partitions can be used as containers for logical partitions (see below).

Volumes - The logical partitions inside an extended partition (what Microsoft refers to as logical drives).

Formatting - The process of preparing a storage medium for use by a particular file system.


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