Resize Windows 8 Partition with Partition Magic Windows 8 Easily

Scenario: I am using a 250GB hard drive in my ThinkPad laptop. My C drive has 30GB space, and now it is only left 2GB free space. How can I resize Windows 8 partition without reinstalling system? I decide to move some free space from D drive which has more than 80G free space to C drive. I don't know why I can't resize Windows 8 partition by Partition Magic, it keeps tell me that it doesn't support Windows 8.


Partition Magic can not resize Windows 8 partition

Partition Magic is originally made by PowerQuest Corporation but now owned by Symantec. As one of the best-known computer programs for hard disk drive partition, it only works with Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP. Therefore, it can not support the latest Windows 8.


Windows 8 Disk Management snap-in

As with Windows 7 and Vista, Windows 8 built-in Disk Management brings some improvements. It has the ability to shrink volume and extend volume. However, there are many limitations in partition management, especially for Windows 8 partition resize. For example, the "Extend Volume" only works with contiguous unallocated space on the right side of the partition you would like to extend. Otherwise, extend volume will be greyed out. The following chart makes a comparison between AOMEI Partition Assistant and Disk Management snap-in:

Features AOMEI Partition Assistant Windows 8 Disk Management
Resize NTFS partition
Resize FAT partition
Move partition
Extend boot partition
Merge partitions
Split partition
Convert FAT partition to NTFS
Create, format, delete partition
Hide, label and check partition
Copy partition
Copy disk

As shown above, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more advanced than Windows 8 Disk Management snap-in. You can also free download and learn more differences between them.


Step by step guide to resize partition in Windows 8 without data loss

As Partition Magic Windows 8 software, AOMEI Partition Assistant is an ALL-IN-ONE partition solution and disk management tool for Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 Professional (all editions, support 32-bit and 64-bit). It lets you quickly and easily resize, move, merge partitions on your Windows 8 hard disk without destroying existing data. A series of partition management will make your hard drive more efficient and provide greater security for your data.

Tips: In case your Windows 8 loses power or goes down for some reason, backup is always recommended before resizing Windows 8 partition.

Step1: Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro. As shown below, since there is no unallocated space on the disk, so you need to shrink other partition to generate unallocated space.


Step2: Select D partition. Position the mouse pointer on the right borderline of D partition and drag the slider bar leftwards to shrink partition.


Step3: There will be a block of unallocated space, however, it is not behind system partition(C drive). Therefore, position the mouse pointer on D partition and drag it to the right.


Step4: Now the unallocated space has been moved and located behind C drive. Select C drive and drag the left slider bar rightwards to extend system partition.


Step5: You can preview the extended C drive. Click "Apply" on the toolbar to perform the changes.


With several clicks and drags, AOMEI Partition Assistant helps you resize Windows 8 partition by taking free space from data partition to extend system partition. Why not free download and check how it works?

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