Windows users may find that the computer becomes slower and slower, because the system partition becomes lower and lower, and it needs to be extended, even Windows 10 users.
Disk Management is a tool snap-in Windows OS for managing disk. It can solve many problems and keep your disk in a good state. However, it has many limitations such as it cannot move partition, the Extend Volume would be grayed out when there is no unallocated right behind the partition, etc. To remedy the shortages of Disk Management, many software were produced. They are suitable for Windows 8/8.1 and the previous versions. However, Microsoft has released their latest operating system Windows 10, what’s the best software for managing Windows 10 partition in free?
The best free Windows 10 partition manager
As the top free Windows 10 partition manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports almost all the Windows PC operating system including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. It can cover all the shortages of Windows built-in tool Disk Management. Here are some comparisons between AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and Disk Management.
|Features||Disk Management||AOMEI Partition Assistant|
|Extend Partition||√(only works for contiguous unallocated space)||√|
|Shrink Partition||√(only can shrink to the right side)||√|
As you can see in the form, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard has many features that Disk Management could not reach. Besides, it has many characteristic utilities, such as Migrate OS to SSD, Windows To Go Creator for Windows 8/10, Partition Recovery Wizard, and so on. With the easy-to-use interface, you can handle the whole operations by yourself even you are a non-technician. Take an example for extending system partition like the following content.
How to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to extend system partition for Windows 10?
Most people upgrade their old Windows operating system to Windows 10. However, Windows 10 needs more space to store the boot files and applications. Thus, the C: drive may run out of space, or with the usage of computer, the system partition becomes lower and lower and it needs to be extended as we mentioned at the beginning of this article. But how to extend volume Windows 10 with this free Windows partition manager? AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard provides at least three methods to extend the C: drive.
First, you need to download the freeware. Install and launch it. It has a clean interface like the following picture shows.
You can see that there is no unallocated space next to the C: drive, but there are many free space of D: drive.
Method 1. You can try to move free space from D: drive to C: drive to enlarge the system volume.
1. Right click D: drive, select Resize Partition to move out some free space.
2. Right click C: drive, select Merge Partitions or Resize Partition to integrate the C: drive and the free space moved from D: drive. If you select Resize Partition, the unallocated space must adjacent to the C: drive.
3. Then, don’t forget to click Apply to submit all the operations.
Method 2. You can merge the C: drive and D: drive directly to extend the C: drive.
1. Right click C: drive, select Merge Partitions. Check the C: and D: drive to merge them.
2. Click Apply to save the changes.
Method 3. Following the Extend Partition Wizard. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard has an Extend Partition Wizard at the left side on the main interface. Click it and follow the wizard, it will guide you extend the system partition step by step.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the best disk partition manager for Windows 10 and the previous versions indeed. You can not only prtition Windows 10 hard drive, but also can partition USB drive Windows 10. Plus, it is free for all the wonderful features and it is very safe.