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Boot disk for Windows 8

  • Since Microsoft launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview Version on February 29th, users started to download this operating system. The data of market study company Net Applications indicates that the market share of Windows 8 rose from 0.03% in February to 0.11% in March. However, as Windows 8 users increase, the Windows 8 partition management draws most attention. In general, to manage Windows 8 partition, most users choose to use the Windows 8 built-in disk management software.



    On the main interface of Windows 8 built-in disk management tool, you can manage Windows 8 partitions. Unfortunately, although this disk management tool has part of Windows 8 partition management functions, it is not perfect enough. For instance, when there is no unallocated space behind the Windows 8 boot partition, the Extend Partition function of this Windows 8 disk management tool is unavailable. Therefore, if you want to extend partition for Windows 8 under such kind of situation, you have to use the third-party Windows 8 partition manager. However, when choosing the third-party Windows 8 partition manager to extend partition for Windows 8 boot partition, you must be very careful because most common third-party Windows 8 partition manager has serious function flaws and boot partition works to normally boot computer. Once you choose and use Windows 8 partition manager with function flaws, it may cause damage in Windows 8 boot partition, leading to computer boot failure. Therefore, I advise you to extend partition for Windows 8 with the professional Windows 8 partition manager developed by famous software developing company MiniTool Solution Ltd. – MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Extend partition for Windows 8 with the Windows 8 partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard
    To extend partition for Windows 8 with the Windows 8 partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard, you should free download this Windows 8 partition manager first. After installing this Windows 8 partition manager, start it to see this interface.



    On the main interface of this Windows 8 partition manager, to extend partition for Windows 8 boot partition, you should firstly choose the partition which is adjacent to boot partition to gain allocated space. Then click "Move/Resize" to enter next operating interface.



    After entering this interface, you can drag the left border of the partition handle rightward or directly enter value to decrease the length of the partition handle (shrinking partition frontward which Windows 8 built-in disk management tool can't do). After that, click "OK" to turn back to the main interface.



    Here, you will find unallocated space emerges behind the boot partition. Choose the boot partition and then click "Move/Resize" to enter next operating interface.



    To extend partition for Windows 8 boot partition, drag the right border of the partition handle rightward or directly enter value to increase the length of the partition handle. Then, click "OK" to turn back to the main interface again.



    Now, the boot partition of "Disk 1" is extended, but it is just preview effect. If it is wanted, click "Apply" and wait until this software complete all operations to fundamentally extend partition for Windows 8 boot partition.