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Shrink partition Windows 8

  • As Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released on February 29, 2012, this operating system became the topic users are mostly concerned about. Many users have downloaded and tested it out. It brings users a brand new feeling. Although Windows 8 is superior to previous operating systems in many aspects, is has no significant change in disk management compared with Windows 7. Users are also limited in Windows 8 disk management operations. For example, Windows 8 built-in disk management tool has Shrink Volume function, but it can only shrink partition forward instead of backward. If users want to manage Windows 8 partition comprehensively, the third-party partition manager is still needed.

    As known to all, Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released recently, so many apps can not run under it currently and there are few partition managers that can be used to manage Windows 8 partition. But due to the existence of MiniTool Partition Wizard, Windows 8 partition management is much easier to realize because this partition manager has perfect compatibility, running successfully under Windows 8. Besides, it also has powerful functions and is able to shrink partition in Windows 8 flexibly, move partition, etc. In the process, partition data files will not be influenced, so users need not worry about data loss when using MiniTool Partition Wizard. Then we'll show how to shrink Windows 8 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard, to make users experience the flexibility of this free partition manager.

    Shrink partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    Before shrinking partition in Windows 8 with MiniTool Partition Wizard, it is a necessary task to visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download and then install this free partition manager. Then launch it.

    Seeing from the above main interface, we can know that MiniTool Partition Wizard has many partition management operations. Select the partition that will be shrunk and click "Move/Resize" button. We'll see the resizing interface.

    We can see partition information in this interface. Drag the left triangle rightward to shrink partition, as follows.

    Then click "OK" to go back to the main interface.

    Back to the main interface, we can see the size of the selected partition has been changed and an unallocated space appears in front of the partition. But this is only a preview. Confirm the operation and click "Apply" to finish shrinking partition in a real sense.

    Seen from the above operation demonstration, managing partitions with MiniTool Partition Wizard is so simple. For the reasonability of your partitions, please download and try MiniTool Partition Wizard.