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Partition Magic is originally made by PowerQuest Corporation but now owned by Symantec.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.
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|
|Extend boot partition|
|Convert FAT partition to NTFS|
|Create, format, delete partition|
|Hide, label and check partition|
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.