Introduce of hard disk partition
We can see the partition configuration on the hard disk of our brand new PC because almost everything is settled by the reseller. Most commonly situation hard disk partition is divided into four partitions, one for system, and others for saving data. After years’ use of the computer, it never like the moment you got it. The free space of hard disk will become small with system upgrade, many temporary files, and saving data, which will affect on the performance of computer.
Many of us may encounter this situation that Low Disk Space alert pops up when we want to upgrade Windows system. System break or even system crash may happen to you and destroy your important data that might be painful experience. How to solve such problem? Merging partitions with freeware maybe the right choice.
Limitation of Disk Management
Why not use Disk Management built in Windows system. Because the operations of merging partitions is more complicated in Disk Management than third party software. In Disk Management, if you want to merge partitions, there must be an unallocated space behind the partition you want to extend. Otherwise you need to delete an existing partition first. This operation is a risk of losing your data. Before you do it, backup software is recommended to keep your data safe.
So we’d like to choose freeware to merge partitions on account of the limitation of Disk Management.
Merge partitions with reliable and trustful freeware
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard edition is totally free for us to manage our disk partitions easily.
It contains many basic and advanced features to optimize the usage of hard disk space, such as resize/move/merge/create/delete partition, convert NTFS/FAT32, convert GPT/MBR disk, migrate OS to SSD/HDD, etc. Concerning to merge partitions we mentioned before, here is the relatively step by step tutorial of merge partitions with freeware.
Tips: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard edition works on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (both 32 and 64bit). If you are Server user, Partition Assistant Server edition may suit you.