Question: My Windows 8 comes with a hard drive which was partitioned into C and D drives. Besides, there is an unallocated partition at the end of this disk. Is there any way to add the unallocated space to partition?
Answer: Both Windows 8 Disk Management and free magic partition software can help you add unallocated space to partition without data loss.
What is "unallocated space" on a hard drive? Usually, it is just sitting there, waiting to be used. Unallocated Space is available disk space that is not allocated to any partition. In general, there are two ways to use unallocated space. You can create a new partition with unallocated space or add unallocated space to a partition.
Note: Windows 8 Disk Management only allows you to add unallocated space to the adjacent partition which is at the left side of unallocated space.
Can I add the unallocated space to C drive? No, you can not. Because the "Extend Volume" only works with contiguous unallocated space at the right side of the partition you want to extend. If you right click on C drive, the "Extend Volume" will be greyed out.
As Partition Magic alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant is easy to use yet comprehensive partition manager software for Windows 8. It provides a set of integrated features to address your diverse needs with a high degree of data protection.
Tip: Free download the full version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard (File Size: 3.66 MB).
Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.
Step2: Right click on C drive and select "Merge Partition".
As ALL-IN-ONE partition manager and powerful disk management tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to do the following operation in Windows 8: