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Resize partitions in Windows 8

  • When using Windows 8, what will you do if partition space is not adequate? Silently endure the troubles caused by this situation or reformat disk partition? Actually, we can resize partitions to solve the problem. Especially in Windows 8, the built-in disk management tool also has the function of resizing partitions. But though some tests, we find that Windows 8 built-in disk management tool also has some defects. For example, logical partition can not be extended to the space beyond extended partition; when resizing partitions, we can not preview the operating effect; when partition is extended forward, the system will convert the disk into dynamic disk. These defects may influence resizing partitions and make users trapped. Fortunately, not only is Windows 8 built-in disk management tool able to resize partitions, we can also use the third-party partition manager to realize it. And excellent partition managers will resize partitions in Windows 8 simply and easily.

    The third-party partition manager
    The third-party partition manager may be not familiar to every user. As its name implies, it is a kind of software able to manage disk partitions. There is much this kind of software in the market currently, so we are supposed to be cautious when choosing it and we can not use it randomly. Any operations to hard drive may affect partition data. Consequently, we should take into account software compatibility, reliability, security and operability. And the free partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard is suggested. This partition manager is able to run stably and resize partitions in Windows 8 without damaging data, simple and easy to use. Its unique enhanced data protecting mode can guarantee data security. Then we'll show how to resize partitions in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Resize partitions in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    Please visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download MiniTool Partition Wizard and then install the free partition manager to the partition where no operations will be performed, to avoid restarting computer or some accidents. After installing it, launch it to resize partitions.

    Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard under Windows 8 and we'll see the following interface.

    This is the main interface of the free partition manager, from which we can see various kinds of information of computer disk and partition. Select the partition that will be resized and right click mouse. Then click "Move/Resize" option and resizing interface will pop up, as follows.

    Drag the right triangle to extend partition toward the blank space (unallocated space), or we can also input exact value in the textbox corresponding to "Partition Size". Then click "OK" to go back to the main interface, as follows.

    We can see the extending effect in this interface. Click "Apply" to perform the previous operations and then resizing partition in Windows 8 will be finished.

    Seen from this, it is so easy to resize partitions in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard. Besides, this free partition manager is also able to copy partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, covert file system, hide/unhide partition, perform Surface Test, recover lost partition and so on. What are you waiting for? Just download it and have a try.