How to Repartition a Hard Drive in Windows 8 without Formatting?

Why need to repartition hard drive in Windows 8?

When you purchase a new computer, the hard drive partitions have been already configured for you and there are two situations:

  1. The whole hard drive contains only one large partition, holding Windows 8 system, applications and data. But you don't want everything in one big partition for different reasons.
  2. The hard drive is divided into two or more partitions - one for Windows 8 system and the others for data. However, you cannot avoid the problem that one of the partitions eventually runs out of space, especially for the system drive.
No matter which situation you come across, the best way to solve the problem is repartitioning your Windows 8 hard drive. Then, how to repartition hard drive in Windows 8?

Free repartition hard drive for Windows 8

AOMEI Partition Assistant provides a set of integrated tools to repartition your hard drive in Windows 8 with a high degree of data protection. The Standard Edition is completely free hard disk partition software and works well with both 32 bit & 64 bit versions of Windows 8.

Tip: Free Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition (File Size: 3.66 MB)

Key features of free Partition Magic Server

Step1: Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. All the hard drive partitions in Windows 8 will be displayed as below:

AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step2: Right click on D partition and select "Resize Partition".

Repartition Hard Drive

In the pop-up window, position the mouse pointer on the left handle and drag the slider bar rightwards.
Repartition Hard Drive Windows 8

Step3: Click "OK". You can find there is a block of unallocated space behind D partition. Then, select C drive and drag the right slider bar rightwards.

Extend Partition Windows 8

Step4: Now you can preview the Windows 8 hard drive has been repartitioned and the size of both C and D partition has been changed. To save the changes, click "Apply".

Click Apply

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:

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