As a piece of very good news to all the Server 2008 users, two new functions: extend and shrink volume have been added to Windows snap-in Disk Management. With the increasing number of applications installed on system (C) drive, there is no doubt that it will face the “low disk space” problem. Under this circumstance, how to extend C Drive in Server 2008 has become a hot spotted technical matter. And is there any software that can take the place of Partition Magic to make contribution to all the users?

Partition Magic

Partition Magic was a hard disk partitioning program, which has been made by PowerQuest Corporation, but now owned by Symantec.       The program just can work in Windows operating system of 2000 and XP, but it does not support either Windows Vista or Win7.

Extend C Drive with Partition Magic Alternative

As a partition magic alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant has many specialized features in resolving disk problems, such as, resize, merge, split, allocate free space, clone, etc. As for the question of “how to extend C drive in Server 2008”, it can handle this problem through several ways.

The picture below is the main interface of this magic software.

AOMEI Server Edition


  • Resize and Move: First shrink unused space from one drive by employing the function of “Resize”, and then move the unallocated space right behind the C Drive to extend it.
  • Resize and Merge: With the help of “Resize” option, get some unallocated space from one drive, and then add the unallocated space to C D rive with the function of “Merge”.
  • Allocate Free Space: This option can directly allocate some free space to extend C Drive, even if there is no unallocated space on the hard disk.
  • Extend Partition Wizard: This wizard can extend the system volume whose file system is NTFS without restarting the computer, no matter there is an unallocated space or not.

All in all, this partition magic alternative can aid the users to extend C Drive in Windows Server 2008 simply and securely. Therefore, if you have any disk problem, just download the software and work it out.