My Windows 8 hard drive has been partitioned into two drives, partition C 30GB, and
partition D 220GB. Because of the installment of operating system in partition C, it
hardly has free space to install other programs. Is there a solution that can extend
partition C without moving any files? Because if some of the programs were moved to
other place, they will not work.
Have you ever come across the same situation? This problem is annoying, because it
prevent you from updating or installing some other programs. What's worse, the
operation speed of the computer becomes slowly simultaneously.
Even though built-in Disk Management in Windows 8 has the functions of extend and
shrink volume, but the feature of extend volume can not be used unless there is an
unallocated space just right behind the partition you want to extend. Therefore, you
can not extend partition C by shrinking partition D, since it comes out that the
unallocated space locates right besides partition D instead of partition C. However,
you can reach your goal by deleting partition D, which will cost you a lot of time
to backup and restore files on partition D if there are so much data.
As a magic tool in disk partition, AOMEI Partition
Assistant is of easy accessibility among all the partition manage software. You can
change partition size Windows 8 by making use of its helpful functions, either
"Resize Partition" or "Allocate Free Space" safely and easily.
Next, it will be an example of extending partition C with the free space in partition
D by using the function of "Resize Partition".
Tips: AOMEI Partition Assistant is also fully compatible with
the latest Windows 8.1, and the steps of changing partition size in Windows 8.1 are
the same as those to change partition size in Windows 8.
Step 1: Download AOMEI Partition
Assistant Standard Edition, install and launch it.Then you will see the main
interface as showing below. Right click partition D, select "Resize Partition".
Step 2: in the pop-up window, drag the left end of the slider bar
rightwards to get an unallocated space right behind partition C.
Step 3: right click partition C, select "Resize Partition",
and in the pop-up window pull the right border of the slider bar rightwards to
extend partition C.
Step 4: click "Apply" to save the changes.
As for the feature of "Extend Partition Wizard", it is much easier in the
mission "change partition size for Windows 8". Here just present the
Step 1: Run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click "Extend Partition
Wizard" at the left line.
Step 2: A smaller window pops-up, and in this window you can see
there are two decisions for you to make. Since the target partition is C drive,
choose the upper one.
Step 3: Follow the guidance of AOMEI Partition Assistant, the Extend
partition wizard grantees safely and promptly extend a partition on a disk. Then
select the partition that you would like to take the free space from. Things should
be plain sailing from now on.
Easy isn’t it? Apart from what has been talked above, there are many other basic and
advanced features in AOMEI Partition Assistant, click here to learn more.