Scenario: My DELL laptop has 30GB in C drive, but it only has little free space in drive C now. I wonder how to enlarge Windows 8 system (C) partition without reinstalling operating system? My D drive has more than 50GB free space, so I decide to allocate some space to system drive from drive D. I have tried to solve this problem with Partition Magic, but unfortunately, it can not work in Windows 8.
Why Partition Magic can not resize Windows 8 partition
Partition Magic is the product of Symantec, and it was initially made by PowerGuest. However, it does have some limitations, such as, it just work in Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, NT, ME and XP. So it can not be processed in Windows 8.
Comparison between AOMEI Partition Assistant and Built-in Windows 8 Disk Management
Compared with Windows XP, the built-in Disk Management of Windows 8 does make some breakthroughs. It has the functions of shrinking and extending volume, meanwhile, it still has many limitations. However, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a well-operated partition tool. Here comes a comparison between AOMEI Partition Assistant and Windows 8 built-in Disk Management.
As you can see from the comparison, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more advanced than the Windows 8 built-in Disk Management. What's more, you can download the freeware and learn the differences more vividly.
Guidance of resizing partition in Windows 8 without data loss
As a magic partition program, AOMEI Partition Assistant is an all-in-one partition tool for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions, and support 32- bit and 64 bit). It can help you resize partitions in Windows 8 hard drive without losing any data. And also you can use the computer more efficiently and keep your data more secure with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
- Backup is always suggested before resizing partition, in case of some inevitable situations. For example, the Windows 8 loses power or goes down.
- AOMEI Partition Assistant is also fully compatible with Windows 8.1, and the steps of resizing partition in Windows 8.1 are the same as those to resize partition in Windows 8.
Step 1: launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Program. If there is no unallocated space on the drive, you should shrink other partitions to get some unallocated apace. (See picture below)
Step 2: right click F partition, select "Resize Partition" in the pop-up menu, and then the program will open a dialog. (Please refer to the following screenshot.) In the dialog, you can drag the slider bar on the right borderline leftwards to shrink partition F, and then click "OK".
Step 3: Then there is an unallocated space, but it is not behind C Drive. So right click the drive F, choose "Move Partition". Then move Drive F rightwards to make the unallocated space just behind C partition.
Step 4: Now there is an unallocated space right behind drive C. Then right click drive C, choose "Resize Partition" and in the pop-up window drag the right side of the slider bar rightwards to extend the system partition.
Step 5: the extended C drive can be previewed. At last, click "Apply" in the toolbar to commit the operation.
As you can see above, AOMEI Partition Assistant helps you complete the mission of extending drive C from 14GB to 24.12GB for your Windows 8 operating system easily. If you upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 10, AOMEI Partition Assistant still supports you expand primary partition in Windows 10. Why not download the freeware and experience in person?