If you are Windows 8 user, have you found Windows 8 built-in disk management tool is able to extend partition Windows 8? Why this question is asked? In Windows XP, the Windows operating system that has largest users amount, disk management tool has very limited functions – it can only perform basic operations such as create partition, delete partition and format partition. Under such kind situation, many Windows users think they can only extend partition with the third-party disk management software. In fact, since Windows Vista, the system built-in disk management tool provides users with Extend Partition function. With constantly promotion and progress, Extend Partition function becomes better in latest Windows 8 operating system. With this function, users can easily complete Extend Partition work.
Here, you may ask: "Now that Windows 8 built-in disk management tool can extend partition Windows 8, is the Extend Partition function of the third-party disk management software no longer important?" In fact, although you can use Windows 8 built-in disk management tool to extend partition Windows 8, this disk management tool is not your best choice because its Extend Partition function can't satisfy practical requirements well under some situations. For instance, users can't preview operating result, logical partition can't be extended to space out of the extended partition, you fail to extend partition Windows 8 frontward or system automatically converts disk to dynamic disk which is not wanted. So, if you want to extend partition, the free partition magic such as MiniTool Partition Wizard is still the best choice. The free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard can perfectly run under Windows 8, and its various practical functions such as Move/Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert FAT to NTFS, Hide/Unhide partition, Explore Partition and Partition Recovery can meet your different disk management requirements.
Use free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard to extend partition Windows 8
Before using the free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard to extend partition, you must visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to free download the free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard firstly and then install this free partition magic on partition not to operate, avoiding trouble or accidents brought by rebooting computer. After that, start it to extend partition Windows 8.
After starting the free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard in Windows 8, you will see this interface.
On the main interface of this free partition magic, you can see information about the computer disk and partitions. Besides, the toolbar on interface provides us with common function button, facilitating making choice. After confirming disk partition information, choose the desired partition and right click to choose "Move/Resize" on pop-up menu to turn to next interface.
Here, drag the right border of the partition handle to blank area (unallocated space) to increase partition size. You can also input exact partition size value to corresponding "Partition Size" textbox, and then click "OK".
On this interface, the latest effect is displayed. Confirm it is wanted, and then click "Apply" to complete relative operations.
Besides, when using the free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard, its enhanced data protecting mod can avoid operate data, ensuring data security to largest extent. At the same time, the power-off failure protecting mode can ensure data security when users encounter accidental situations such as power failure and system crash. Therefore, compared with using Windows 8 built-in disk management tool, you'd better use the excellent free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard.