Extend C Drive or Increase Partition Size on Windows Server 2008
How to extend volume of c drive on Windows
1."I am running Windows Server 2008. Currently, the basic drive is split into two partitions with NTFS format. Now, I want to increase system partition (C: drive) size. That means I have to decrease the size of the secondary partition to gain some free space. Is there any easy way that can help to increase partition size or extend C drive in Windows Server 2008?"
2. "The C drive is out of space on Windows Server 2008 basic disk, how to expand C drive?"
1. Increase partition size on Windows Server 2008 with Disk Management.
2. Increase partition size on Windows Server 2008 with server partition software.
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Extend volume of c drive on Windows with Disk Management
As you search method on the website or related forum, you may find a built-in Disk Management to extend c drive. All Windows edition, including Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7/8/10, has such a free tool.Similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows Server 2008's Server Manager built-in Disk Management also has the ability to resize partitions, which means you can shrink a partition and extend another partition by adding the free space. So whenever you want to increase partition size or extend C drive in Windows Server 2008, just try this free utility as your first choice.
Disk Management of Windows Server:
Disk Management of Windows 7/8/10:
1. To extend C drive, just open Disk Management, right click on C drive and select "Extend Volume" option.
2. The Extend Volume window will pop up and then specify the amount of space you want to extend. The steps can be also used to increase any other partitions.
Please note that "Extend Volume" option will be available only if there is unallocated space behind the partition which you want to extend.
If there is no unallocated space next to the partition you want to extend, how to increase the partition size? Here, a third party server partition software is required.
Extend c drive volume on Windows with extending partition software
If you cannot increase partition size or extend C drive on Windows Server 2008, you can try to do this job using EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition, a popular and easy-to-use server partition software.
EaseUS Partition Master Enterprise
Your trustworthy Windows Server disk manager.
- Extend System drive, combine/split partitions.
- Clone disk, migrate OS to HDD/SSD.
- Convert MBR to GPT, GPT to MBR, no data loss.
- 1-click adjust disk layout, create volumes at one time.
You don't need to move unallocated space’s location with EaseUS Partition Master, which allows you to skip step of moving unallocated space.
It can perform basic and advanced partition operations on your Server without data loss, including: resize and move partitions, copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, convert partition, split partition, merge partitions, etc. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS partition without reboot. All hardware RAID supported.
Steps to extend C drive size on Windows Server 2008
- It is important to back up the server before resizing the server partition with professional server backup software because nothing is 100% secure.
Step 1. Locate the Target Partition
To start extending partition, you should first locate the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
Step 2. Extend the Target Partition
Drag the partition panel rightward or leftward to add unallocated space into your current partition and click "OK" to confirm.
Extra Option: Get Space from Another Drive
If there is not enough unallocated space on your disk, right-click on a big partition with enough free space, select "Allocate space".
Then select the target partition that you want to extend at the allocate space to column.
Step 3. Execute Operations to Extend Partition.
Drag the dots of the target partition into the unallocated space and click "OK".
Then Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all the changes.
After EaseUS Partition Master executes the operations, you will have the bigger system C drive on Windows Server 2008.
You can also refer to this video tutorial to extend your C drive on Windows Server 2008.
Besides increasing system drive, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk and Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a complete solution to solve your disk and partition problem.
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