Repartition Hard Drive in Windows Server 2008 without Data Loss

December 23, 2014

Repartition a hard drive in Windows Server 2008 (R2) without data loss is what everyone needs when there is little space and you don’t want to reinstall system. AOMEI Partition Assistant will help you achieve this aim.

Situation 1: “Recently I buy a computer and its system is Windows Server 2008, but there is only one partition on the hard drive. I don’t want to reinstall system for repartition. How to get a new partition? I cannot create a partition when there is no unallocated space. ”

Situation 2: When using computers often, there is large data stored in computer, files, applications, documents and pictures are added to hard drive day by day and week by week. Or with the update installation of windows itself, the hard drive must have a change in distribution. Maybe one partition in a disk will have low space problem and there is not enough space for use, which brings a big influence to performance of computer.

When meeting these two situations, how to solve the problems? The best solution is repartition hard drive. You can choose a simple and effective way to repartition hard drive Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2012, or in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1.

Disk Management

When encountering the above situations, many users choose Disk Management to solve the problems. When you install system and there is only one partition, you can use the tool to shrink this partition to get some unallocated space, and then you can create a new partition on the free space. However, there is one point you need to note, that is this tool can at most shrink the volume to its half size, no matter how much the free space of the volume is.

Besides, if there are more than 2 partitions, but one is running out of space, you can use Disk Management to shrink a partition, and get free space. Then extend a partition which is not enough. But this tool only can extend volume if the free space is next to the partition you want to enlarge.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to Repartition a Hard Drive

In some aspects, Disk Management cannot repartition a hard drive well. At this time, a third software can be used to do this thing. AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is an excellent and professional server software, which can easily can quickly manage your disk and partition and repartition hard drive Windows Server 2008, improve computer performance.

You can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to create partition, split/shrink/resize/extend/move/delete/copy partition etc. Also converting MBR to GPT and converting FAT to NTF are supported and so on. You can use this software to repartition a hard drive by its disk-related features. Next take create partition and extend partition as examples to tell you how to repartition a hard drive.

Create Partition
When there is only one partition on a disk, or the existing partitions cannot meet your needs, you can choose to create some new partitions. You can use “create partition” feature to finish this task.

If there is no unallocated space, you can right click an existing partition and select “create partition”; then in the pop-up window, specify the new size of new partition. Here you also can decide the drive letter and File system. At last, click “Apply” to execute the task.

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If there is some free space, you can only create partition on the space. In fact, it is easy for partition creation, if you want to know more information, please look at this article “How to Create Partition?

Extend Partition
If one partition is not enough, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to extend partition. “Allocate Free Space” feature can do this. If your C has low disk space, right click another partition which has enough free space, and select allocate free space, then you can allocate some space from this partition to C drive.

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In addition, there are some other ways to help extend partition. “Extend Partition Wizard” can be useful. Or first “resize partition” to shrink and get free space, then resize another partition to extend volume.

In conclusion, repartition hard drive Windows Server 2008 is not difficult; instead, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, it is easy. Like the above examples, it is simple and fast to do some disk-related operations which can well repartition your hard drive. Download to try.