When using the computer, we always increase files and programs unconsciously to meet our needs. Along with the updates installing of Windows itself, the distribution of hard drive surely will change: one may be running out of space that is not enough to use, while another one may have large capacity that we use rarely. It is unreasonable and not fit for us. We want to make full use of the space and optimize the server performance. So we need to repartition a hard drive for Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. But how to realize it in such condition as it does not lose data?
Repartition a hard drive for server with freeware
When encounter the case above, there is a well-known way to solve it – reinstall Windows Server operating system. But are you willing to waste your valuable time to the tedious data backup, formatting and cleaning hard drive? Wise man would not like to do this troublesome work. They prefer using some assistant software to finish the repartition without reinstalling operating system, like server partition manager, because that will be easier, safer and more time-saving. However, that kind of software you find on the market needs to pay. It will cost you a lot of money. So what you are looking for is a freeware, meanwhile, it can meet your maximum needs.
Then AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition is what you need. This free partition manager server is the only free one that you can repartition a hard drive in Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. It has many features which can help you manage disk without losing data and reinstalling system,
Free repartition hard drive by server partition manager
First of all, you can download server partition freeware to install on your computer, then follow the steps to repartition your hard drive. The example will reduce the size of D drive and increase C: drive.
Step1: After launching Partition Assistant Lite Edition, right click on D partition and select "Resize Partition".
Step2: In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar leftwards to shrink D partition. Here we suggest you shrink down to half of the D partition at least to ensure that the unallocated space must be equal or larger than the new D volume, if not, the next step could not be realized.
Step3: Click "OK", an unallocated space will be released by D partition. Then, right click on D partition and choose "Move Partition". Drag the slider bar to the right side in the pop-up window
Step4: Click "OK", extend C drive just like shrink D volume.
Step5: After previewing, click "Apply" on the toolbar to save the changes.
Now use this maic free partition manager server to learn more details.