Before Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, it had been paid much attention to. It has turned out that Windows 8 give users a brand new experience and compared with previous operating systems, many new functions are added. However, users who have ever used Windows 8 built-in disk management tool may know that it has no big difference with Windows 7 built-in disk management tool. Users are also restricted in many aspects when using it to manage Windows 8 partitions. For instance, as to expanding partition, it can only expand partition backward and can not expand partition forward. If users would like to expand partition in Windows 8 flexibly, a professional partition manager is essential. However, as Windows 8 is a new type of operating system, most of the partition managers can not support it, which causes that users fail to expand Windows 8 partition reasonably. But users can manage partitions in Windows 8 easily if they possess MiniTool Partition Wizard, because the professional partition manager has perfect compatibility, running perfectly not only under previous operating systems, but also in Windows 8. In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard also has powerful functions, realizing scores of partition management operations. Take expanding partition for example. It can expand partition both forward and backward, which is very flexible and can not be matched by Windows 8 built-in disk management tool. Then, we'll demonstrate how to expand Windows 8 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Expand partition in Windows 8
Before expanding partition in Windows 8, please visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download and then install MiniTool Partition Wizard. We should not install this partition manager to the partition that will be operated to avoid restarting computer. After that, launch the software.
We can know from the main interface all disk and partition status and that MiniTool Partition Wizard has many partition management functions. Select the partition that will be expanded and click "Move/Resize" button.
We can drag the two triangles to expand partition. Here, we drag the left triangle leftward to expand partition forward, in order to distinguish it with system's built-in disk management tool.
After that, click "OK" to go back to the main interface and we can preview the effect.
We can see from the main interface that the selected partition has been expanded. Then we should click "Apply" to perform the operation, finishing expanding partition in a real sense.
The operations are so simple that users can expand partition forward easily. Are you shocked by the powerful functions of this partition manager? If so, please download it and use it to manage partition.