How to Extend Partition After Cloning to a Bigger Disk?

December 18, 2014

Some people upgrade their hard disk drive with cloning from an old small one to a new larger one. They also want to extend partition after cloning. How to do? The answer is in the article. With a tool named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition, you can solve this problem easily.

Nowadays, we live in a information world, our life can hardly do without the help of computer. Hard disk is one of the most important part of computer. This part is for storing data. With time goes by, the volume of disk will become full. Or the reading and writing speed of hard drive will become slower. So many users try to upgrade their hard disk to get better perform again. Some of them buy a SSD to take the place of HDD, others buy a bigger hard disk instead of the old smaller one. No matter what reasons, if they want to transfer the data, they have to clone the disk from the old to the new one.

To clone partition/disk, you’d need a partition/disk management software which can do cloning at the same time. Because only with Windows command Copy&Paste, you can’t clone successfully, since a disk not only contains data but also some settings that you can’t see directly. In this article, I recommend you try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It is an excellent software and has the following functions:

One sentence can ask this question: When you clone a partition, you clone everything even the size. So, Although your new disk is bigger, you new partition is still the previous size. To take full advantages of the disk, extending is necessary. Luckily, the above mentioned program - AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition can help you extend partition too. Sometimes, Windows Disk Management can’t extend partition because of its limitation but AOMEI Partition Assistant break it. Details please click “Extend Partition Wizard”. Whether there is unallocated space or not, you can expand partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant easily and safely.

Some people just want to clone the system partition, in this case, I suggest you try “Migrate OS to SSD/HDD”. One of highlight features of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition. You can resize partition when migrating.

Resize Partition

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition as a great partition tool, have already gained many reward from the software market. From the latest version, it developed an amazing function called “Windows To Go Creator”, you can create a portable Windows 8 without buying Enterprise Edition. More information please visit here. Moreover, AOMEI company has another backup as well as clone software - AOMEI Backupper, it will do the resize during the cloning process. You can also download it and have a try!