About Partition Magic
Partition Magic, the most fantastic and welcoming computer application for hard disk partition management in Windows 98, Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP, is built by PowerQuest Corporation in the beginning. It comprises basic and advanced features that can resize, move and merge partitions on your hard disk without data damage. But, after Norton Partition Magic was merged by Symantec, it has not been updated anymore. So, it is not fit for the newest Windows 8 operating system.
May be you can use Partition Magic in Windows 8 or 8.1, but you will have the risk of losing data. So there are a lot of persons choose to manage their partitions with the help of Disk Management. Does it work?
Control Your Partition with Disk Management in Windows 8or 8.1
Disk Management is a built-in tool in Windows. The feature of Disk Management in Windows 8 /8.1 has been updated. With the help of the tool, you can extend volume or shrink volume. Unfortunately, there are limitations of Disk Management.
Limitation 1: You cannot extend OS partition if there is no contiguous unallocated space on the right side of OS partition. In such case, the "Extend Volume" option will be grayed out in the disk management console.
Limitation 2: You cannot extend OS partition by shrinking data partition behind it. Because "Shrink Volume" feature only generates unallocated space on the right side of the partition you shrink.
The latest Partition Magic Windows 8 or 8.1 alternative
AOMEI Partition Assistant, the latest Partition Magic Windows 8 or 8.1 alternative helps you manage your Windows 8 hard disk partitions the same as Partition Magic. But, as for functionality and compatibility, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more powerful and competitive. In both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 8 and 8.1, you can do the following operations without destroying data.
- Resize/move partition to make full use of disk space.
- Extend NTFS system partition without restarting to shorten Windows 8 downtime.
- Merge two contiguous partitions into one.
- Split one partition into two or more.
- Allocate free space from one partition to extend another.
- Copy partition to migrate Windows 8/8.1 or backup data.
- Copy disk to without reinstalling Windows or applications.
- Create more partitions without unallocated space.
- Windows to go creator
- Migrate OS to SSD
- Make bootable CD wizard
As easy to use as Partition Magic does for Windows 8
No matter whether you've used Partition Magic or not, you can manage the features of Partition Magic Windows 8 easily with user-friendly interface and easy-to-use wizards. Furthermore, you can preview the operations in the "Pending Operations". Before you click "Apply" to commit the operations, confirm them first. Following is a snapshot of the latest Partition Magic Windows 8 alternative - AOMEI Partition Assistant:
Take Extend Partition Wizard for example
This feature is specially designed for extending system partition when you encounter disk space insufficient problem and it can do the expansion without rebooting. When time flies, your data is increasing and the speed of computer is getting slower and slower. What’s more worse, you are warned as low disk space, when you start your computer. In this situation, Extend Partition Wizard one feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard helps you extend your C drive to solve the problem.
Step1, select Extend Partition Wizard on the left bar.
Step2, choose Extend System Partition then click Next.
Step3, click Next.
Step4, choose partition which you want to take the free space from and then click Next.
Step5, move the bar to choose the size you want to extend for C drive then click Next and Proceed.
With the wizard, you are able to expand your C drive safely in few simple steps and this will solve the problem of low disk space on your computer. Furthermore, you can take full advantage of you disk space.
Enjoy the benefits of Partition Magic Windows 8 free of charge
The advantage of the Standard Edition is free and still allows commercial use. This software achieves fantastic management of hard disk and partitions, advanced system optimization, and handy copy wizard. These advanced functions make your Windows 8 operate without stress. What’s more, besides windows 8 and Windows 8.1, this software can support windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000. Download now and experience the advantages of free.