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Extend partition in Windows 8

  • In the process of using Windows 8, have you ever encountered the situation where system partition of Windows 8 is out of space? When system partition is short of space, running efficiency will be influenced largely. Therefore, when Windows 8 system partition runs out of space, in order to use Windows 8 better, the best way is to extend partition in Windows 8.
    As known to all, Windows 8 built-in disk management tool is able to extend partition and shrink partition. However, users who have used this tool to extend partition know extending partition should be on the condition that there is unallocated space behind and adjacent to target partition. If there is no unallocated space which can meet the above conditions, Windows 8 built-in disk management tool can not help you extend partition in Windows 8. At this time, third-party partition magic becomes an indispensable tool.

    The best way to extend partition in Windows 8
    We have said professional partition magic can help us extend partition in Windows 8. However, which professional partition magic is best since partition magic is overflowing? Since Windows 8 is a brand new Windows operating system, we should consider compatibility at first. Then, security and function follow. Here, a perfect partition magic which has good compatibility, security and all-sided functions is strongly recommended. It is MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Extend system partition in Windows 8 without data loss
    If we want to extend system partition in Windows 8 when there is no unallocated space behind system partition, we should shrink the neighboring partition to release unallocated space. Then, extend system partition with the unallocated space.

    Shrink partition in Windows 8
    After downloading the partition magic from https://www.partitionwizard.com/ and installing it to computer, we open it to enter its main interface:



    Select the partition neighboring to system partition and click "Move/Resize" button to get the following interface:



    To shrink partition, drag the border of partition handle to shorten it and click "OK" to go back to main interface.

    Extend partition in Windows 8
    In the main interface, select the system partition and click "Move/Resize" button to extend partition in Windows 8. Then, we can see the next interface:



    To extend system partition in Windows 8, just drag the border of partition handle to lengthen it and click "OK" to go back to main interface:



    Here, we can see system partition of Windows 8 has been extended. So, we click "Apply" button to perform all pending operations to computer.

    Does your Windows 8 partition run out of space? Do you want to solve the problem by yourself? If you say yes, download the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is the best way to extend partition in Windows 8.