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Resize a partition in Windows 8

  • As the amount of users installing Windows 8 keeps increasing, how to resize a partition in Windows is mostly cared about by users. Some users may consider resizing a partition in Windows 8 easy because there is a built-in disk management tool in Windows 8. But the fact is not so simple since Windows 8 built-in disk management tool has function defects and can not help users extend partition perfectly.



    The above picture is the main interface of Windows 8 built-in disk management tool, from which we can see that we can not extend partition if the unallocated space is in front of the partition that will be extended but behind it. In this situation, a professional partition manager is essential if users want to extend partition in Windows 8. As to choosing Windows 8 partition manager, MiniTool Partition Wizard, released by the renowned software development company MiniTool Solution Ltd., is recommended, with which users are able resize a partition in Windows 8 easily and flexibly.

    Multifunctional partition manager – MiniTool Partition Wizard
    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful partition manager that can not only help users resize partition, but also create partition, merge partitions, delete partition, format partition, copy partition, wipe partition, change cluster size and so on in Windows 8. This kind of description may not be able to make users get familiar with MiniTool Partition Wizard, so we'll demonstrate it through resizing partition in Windows 8 with this partition manager.

    Resize partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    Before resizing partition in Windows 8, we should firstly visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download and then install MiniTool Partition Wizard to the computer. Then launch the partition manager and we'll see the following interface.



    Seeing this interface, select the Windows 8 partition that will be resized and click "Move/Resize" and then the following interface will pop up.



    We can drag the two triangles to resize partition in this interface. Here, we drag the left one leftward to extend partition. After the operation, click "OK" to return to the main interface.



    We can see from the main interface that the selected partition has been extended and there is a pending operation appearing in "Operations Pending" area. Now, please "Apply" to perform the operation. After the software stops operating, resizing partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard is finished successfully.

    The above are operations about resizing a partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is only one of the functions of this partition manager. For more detailed information of other functions, please visit its official website.