Windows 8 Consumer Preview was officially announced last month. As a new generation operating system of Microsoft, Windows 8 was expected highly by Microsoft. Microsoft re-programmed its kernel program and optimized the hardware resources occupied by Windows 8 greatly. Aiming at touch operation design, Microsoft endowed Windows 8 with new features: running in PC as well as tablet. Drawing on this, Microsoft began its competition with Google in mobile terminal field. No sooner had Windows 8 been released than many users had installed and begun to test it out. Windows 8 Consumer Preview will have no great difference with the finial edition. Seeing from Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we know that the built-in disk management tool in Windows 8, compared with that in Windows 7, has not changed much. With the unsatisfying utility, we can just create, delete, format or change drive letter, all of which are simple disk management operations. Although the tool has Extend Volume function and Shrink Volume function, like in Windows 7, it can not meet users' demands for fine partition management. As to merging partitions, the tool can not make it perfectly. If we want to merge partition in Windows 8, the third-party software for Windows 8 partition merging is essential. However, it has not been long since Windows 8 was released and this new operating system has not been popularized, so it is a little difficult for us to find a partition manager which is able to run and merge partition in Windows 8. Fortunately, the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard, released by MiniTool Solution Ltd. after in-depth research, can operate perfectly under Windows 8. With this partition manager, we can merge partitions in Windows 8 without any difficulty.
Merging partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Perhaps what most users are concerned about is how to realize merging partitions in Windows 8, so we'll demonstrate the detailed operations of merging partitions in Windows 8 by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
First, launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.
We can clearly see disk information and partition information from this interface. Select any partition and click "Merge Partition" to begin to merge partitions in Windows 8.
Select the partition of which the drive letter will be reserved and click "Next" to select another partition.
Select the partition that will be merged into the previously selected partition and name the folder that will store the data in this partition and click "Finish".
After going back to the main interface, we should click "Apply" to perform the pervious operations, finishing merging partitions in Windows 8 in a real sense.
The partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard has so powerful a function of merging partitions that we can merge partitions in Windows 8 with ease. Besides, it provides free edition for home users. As a professional partition manager, its functions are far more than this. If you want to get more information about this Windows 8 partition magic, please visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download it freely.