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How to resize Windows 8 partition?

2016-09-01 13:46:01 Posted by Daisy to Partition Manager

Summary:
How to resize, extend, shrink Windows 8 partition? EaseUS Partition Master Free can resize/move/merge/split/extend/shrink partition without data loss in Windows 10/8.

Windows 8 built-in Disk Management has ability to shrink volume and extend volume. Just right click on "My Computer", choose "Manage", and you will get a popup window, choose "Disk Management" in left navigation bar. And then, your hard disk condition will show as below.

Windows 7 Disk Management - Extend/Shrink Partition

To shrink a partition, you need to right click on the partition which you want to shrink, and choose "Shrink Volume", then type a number how large space you want to free up.

To extend a partition, you need to right click the partition that you want to extend, choose "Extend Volume", and type the number of that unallocated space. Then the Windows 8 partition resize is done. If there is no unallocated space next to the partition that you want to extend, you cannot extend this partition, at this point, you need a third-party Windows 8 partition manager software, such as EaseUS Partition Master.

Windows 7 Disk Management - Extend Partition

As a totally free hard drive partitioning utility, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition provides a range of powerful functions to repartition hard drive, including: Resize/Move partition, Copy partition, Merge partition, Create partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert to NTFS, Change drive letter, Set active, etc.

How to resize Windows 8 partition with EaseUS Partition Master?

To resize Windows 8 partition, please follow the operations bellow:

The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Free partition manager software

If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.

2. Resize the hard drive behind C to get unallocated space.

Resize Windows 8 data partition

3. Move the drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.

Move the data partition

4. Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).

Extend Windows 7 system partition

5. Click Apply.

Besides Partition Manager, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk & Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a complete solution to solve your disk and partition problems.