As the latest version of Microsoft Windows, Windows 8 has gained its popularity by providing many new features, including Metro-style interface designed for touch-screen and ARM processor architecture support. However, with the growth of data, your Windows 8 may encounter the issue that system volume is running out of space and requires to be extended. This article will introduce how to extend volume (or extend boot partition/system partition) for Windows 8.
Just like Windows 7, the Disk Management of Windows 8 has the ability to extend volume on certain occasions.
First, you need to open Windows 8 Disk Management. Then, select the volume you want to extend and right click on it. In the drop-down menu, select "Extend Volume" option. Follow the wizard to complete.
Why Windows 8 extend volume is greyed out even though there is unallocated space? That’s because "Extend Volume" only works with contiguous unallocated space on the right side of the partition you would like to extend. Then, in this case, how to extend volume in Windows 8?
As Partition Magic alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant is ALL-IN-ONE partition manager and powerful disk utility. No matter where the unallocated space locates, it lets you extend volume in Windows 8 safely and easily.
To begin, you can download free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition (File Size: 3.66 MB)
Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. All the disks, partitions and unallocated space will be displayed.
Step2: Right click on D partition and select "Move Partition".
Step3: Click "OK". You can find the unallocated space locates behind C drive. Then, select C drive and drag the right slider bar rightwards to extend volume into unallocated space.
Step4: You can preview the unallocated space is gone and the system volume is extended. To save the changes, click "Apply" button on the toolbar.
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: