Superiority of GUID Partition Table (GPT)
As for computer users, GUID Partition Table (GPT) is not a strange word in computer field, which provides a more flexible mechanism for partitioning disks than the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. In other words, GPT hard disk can be divided into unlimited partitions and Windows restricts this to 128 partitions while MBR disk only allows 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions plus extended partition that can be split to multiple logical partitions; A single file can be larger than 4GB on GPT disk while the file size is up to 4GB on MBR disk; GPT disk size can be much bigger than MBR disk while MBR disk limits this up to 2TB. With the daily use of GPT disk, you may intend to move GPT partition to fulfill your needs. Why you have to move GPT partition and how to realize this goal? This article is dedicated to solving these problems for you.
Why move GPT Partition in Windows 7/8/10?
Under some circumstances, you have to move GPT partitions in Windows 7/8/10, please keep in mind:
•Extend a partition with an unallocated space if the unallocated space is not adjacent to that partition or before the existing partition.
•Merge the current partitions which are not adjacent.
•Move partition to the location where there is no bad sector in case of data loss.
However, Windows Disk Management not supports the move partition function. You may upset at this moment. Luckily, the best disk partition manager-AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional will give you the best solution to figure it out. It has a clear window and user-friendly interface and it’s highly recommended by users due to its powerful feature. You can use this software in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10. Now, you could download AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Demo version to have a try.
Move GPT Partition via AOMEI Partition Assistant
Before moving GPT partition, there are some tips you need to pay attention:
- Please close all the software running on the partition that you are going to perform, or AOMEI Partition Assistant will notice you to run in PreOS mode.
- Please backup you valuable data in case of data loss.
- The unallocated space must be adjacent to the GPT partition that you are going to operate, or the GPT partition cannot be moved. If you have no unallocated space, you can generate one by resizing partition.
- Move a system partition will lead to computer reboot.
We take G partition on GPT disk for example:
Step 1, Install the program, launch to its main interface. Right-click the GPT partition that you plan to move, choose Move Partition at the drop down menu.
Step 2, Move GPT partition to end of disk when the mouse pointer becomes cross arrow, click OK to go on.
Step 3, Press Apply at the toolbar after confirming the operation on Pending Operations to move GPT partition safely.
After move partition on GPT disk, you could merge E partition with the unallocated space, then do whatever you want to do. In addition, you could use Resize Partition to move the location of the GPT partition. Apart from move partition, you are allowed to merge partitions, format partition, resize BitLocker partition, recover deleted partition and allocate free space from one partition to another, migrate OS to SSD, and many more.