Windows 2008 Extend Volume: Solve C Drive "Low Disk Space" Problem

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The Reason why Windows 2008 extend volume?

In order to perform some operations, the Windows 2008 administrators have to install some software. However, the more software installed on Windows 2008, the lower the system partition size become. When the boot partition C: drive is out of space, the Windows 2008 computer will run slowly. It is very important for Windows 2008 users to ensure the computers are stability and security. Therefore, Windows 2008 extend volume is necessary.

Windows 2008 extend volume greyed out with Disk Management

Different from Windows 2000/2003, there are built-in partition functions in Windows 2008 Disk Management, which allows you shrink and extend partition. However, you will find the Server 2008 extend volume option greyed out since there is no unallocated space behind the partition you wish to extend.

When you shrink a partition, some unallocated space will be released behind this partition. For example, if you want to extend system partition, you must backup data and delete the D: drive to make the unallocated space behind the C: drive. How inconvenient it is! Is there any server partition software which is available to Windows 2008 extend volume more safely and easily? Of course, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server can help you extend volume windows 2008 without data loss.

How to manage Windows 2008 extend volume with Partition Assistant Server Edition

Below is extend volume Server 2008 introduction step by step:

Step1: Launch server partition manager, and click "Extend Partition Wizard" in its main board:

Partition Assistant Server Edition Main Window

Step2: Then, a pop-up dialog box will be opened, please select "Extend System Partition" option, click "Next":
Extend System Partition Operation

Step3: Tick "Automatical mode for extending a partition" and click the Next.
Automatical Mode Choice

Step4: Drag the slider rightwards or enter the proper size into the "Partition New Size" box and click the Next button.
Specify the New Size

Step5: Confirm the operations that will be executed and click "Proceed" to extend system partition.
Confirm Operations and Review the Hard Disk Layout

In short, Partition Assistnat server allows you to manage Windows 2008 extend volume with only 5 easy steps. What's more, the most important advantage of extending system volume is no data loss and no reboot computer required. Learn more...

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