By AOMEI / Last Updated February 26, 2020

Met problems in resizing partition?

If you buy a new Gateway laptop that has just one C drive on the disk or you’re not satisfied with the current unreasonable allocation, you may consider of resizing. Then, how to resize partition/volume of Gateway laptop?

Most people shrink or extend volume with Disk Management which is a built-in tool of Windows. While some problems appeared. For example, as the following picture shows,

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there’s an unallocated space between D and E drive. In this situation, you can only extend D drive otherwise the option “Extend Volume” will be greyed out. Because in Disk Management, you can only extend a volume with unallocated space adjacent to it and the space must locates on its right side. But on the other hand, if you use Disk Management to shrink volume for the sake of some free space, it just makes the unallocated space behind the volume you shrink. By this token, a third-party partition manager is needed to resize partition for Gateway.

AOMEI Partition Assistant solves your problem perfectly

As a professional disk/partition software, AOMEI Partition Assistant brings various features which aim to make your PC partition management much easier and safer than ever. It supports both 32 bit and 64 bit of Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP and Vista so you’re able to rezise volume handily not only for Gateway laptop, but also for any other brand laptop running Windows under its help. Let’s see how to resize partition/volume via this tool.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Before subsequent operations, please check partitions you want to resize. Make sure there’s no error or bad sectors.

  • Shrink

Step 2: If you don’t have any unallocated space on the disk. Right click one partition and select Resize Partition.


Step 3: In the pop-up window, you can drag either side to edit size. Then click OK.

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  • Extend

Step 2: It’s possible to create partition from unallocated space or extend partition through the same way above. A more convenient method is to employ feature Merge Partitions in AOMEI.


Step 3: In this way, you can merge all unallocated space to a partition once as long as they’re on the same disk.


Step 4: When you finish settings, click Apply to execute.


Please pay attention that the operation will be performed under PreOS Mode and your computer will reboot if you shrink system boot partition or shrink a partition where applications are running. Besides, there won’t be any data loss when you resize partition/volume.