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Resize partition in Windows 8

  • After Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, many users have downloaded it to test it out. Compared with the previous operating systems, Windows 8 performs superiorly in many aspects. But users who are skilled in computer partition management may find that partition management functions provided in Windows 8 has no special difference with that in Windows 7. Only by resorting to the third-party partition manager, can users realize complete partition management operations. Take resizing partition for example. Although Windows 8 has the function of Extend Volume and Shrink Volume, it has great limitations just as that in Windows 7, unable to help us resize partition in Windows 8 flexibly. Since Windows 8 has not been released for a long time, many apps can not run under it. So it is difficult for users to find a professional Windows 8 partition manager. But, currently, if users are in possession of the professional partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard, resizing partition in Windows 8 is so easy, for it has perfect compatibility, running perfectly in Windows 8 and powerful functions, resizing partition in Windows 8 flexibly. Then we'll demonstrate it in detail.

    Resize partition in Windows 8
    Before resizing partition in Windows 8, we need to visit its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download MiniTool Partition Wizard and then install it. After that, launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    After launching the partition manager, we can see partition distribution condition and a lot of partition management functions are shown in this interface. Now select the partition that will be resized and click "Move/Resize" button. The resizing interface will be shown.

    We can see from this interface that MiniTool Partition Wizard is different with system's built-in disk management tool in shrinking partition. As well known, the latter only can shrink partition forward. But MiniTool Partition Wizard is more comprehensive. We can also shrink partition from the two ends, as follows.

    Here, we drag the left triangle rightward to shrink partition backward. Then click "OK" to go back to the main interface.

    After going back to the main interface, we can see the selected partition has been shrunk and an unallocated space appears in front of it. But this is a preview effect. We need to click "Apply" to perform the operation, finishing resizing partition in Windows 8 in a real sense.

    Through the above operation demonstration, you may have got the difference between MiniTool Partition Wizard and the system's built-in disk management tool. Only the function of resizing partition is shown. If you also want to know information of other functions, please visit the other pages of this website.