On February 29, 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and provided the official download link. This edition contains five kinds of language packages including English, Chinese (simplified), French, German and Japanese and each contains 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. Microsoft acclaimed that it was a revolutionary operating system. Compared with previous operating systems, the most significant change in Windows 8 is the interface. Windows 8 adopts fashionable Tile interface. Users can customize apps in this interface and the familiar Start button is canceled. Besides, Windows 8 also has many new functions. For example, users can boot the system in several seconds; it allows users to run Windows 8 with enterprise apps, data and settings via USB device; it installs Windows Store internally; ISO and VHD files can be loaded directly without installing any virtual drive; it seamlessly integrates Microsoft online storage website SkyDrive; it contains the built-in virtual technology Hyper-V; and the Task Manger is improved. Windows 8 even promotes disk management tool, supporting dynamic disk for example. But Windows 8 disk management tool is still disappointing. For instance, it can not merge partitions.
If users want to merge partition for Windows 8, the Windows 8 partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard is suggested. It has many features.
1. It is perfectly compatible with Windows 8 and users need not worry about instable operating or operation being interrupted.
2. Software interface is concise and users can operate it only via mouse and it is easy to use.
3. This Windows 8 partition manager has powerful functions and is able to meets users' many kinds of disk management demands.
4. It is secure and reliable. Enhanced data protecting mode is provided to guarantee data security in the situations of sudden power-off or hardware faults.
Next, we'll show how to merge partition for Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Merge partitions for Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Before merging partitions for Windows 8, we need do some preparations. Firstly, we should visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download MiniTool Partition Wizard to the computer. Then install it to the partition that will not be operated in order to save the inconvenience of restarting computer. After that, we can begin to merge partitions for Windows 8.
Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard and we'll see the following interface.
Select any partition in this interface and right click mouse. Select "Merge" option in the menu popping up and the following interface will pop up.
Select a partition that will be merged and click "Next>".
Select another partition that will be merged and click "Finish" to return to the main interface, as follows.
We can see new partition information after merging partitions. Confirm the operation and click "Apply" to perform it. Then merging partitions for Windows 8 is finished.
In general, although Windows 8 built-in disk management tool has some defects, we can use the third-party partition manager to make them up, which can improve efficiency and reduce risks of disk management. Especially some excellent partition mangers like MiniTool Partition Wizard make disk management simple and easy and users like a magician.