Developed by Microsoft, Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system which has high security. Thus, more and more users are using Windows 8 computers. So am I. But, users cannot avoid the problem that partition is running out of space. At this time, the simplest way to fix this problem is to increase Windows 8 partition size. Nevertheless, how to easily and quickly complete this task without influencing the original data?
Users just need right-click “My Computer” at first, and then choose “Manage”, and click “Disk Management” button. After that, a dialog box will emerge like this.
The above window is the main interface of Windows 8 built-in disk management. Now, right-click the target volume users would like to change, and select the suitable functional module from the right-click menu. But, sometimes the “Extend Volume” is grayed out. To be specific, when there is no unallocated space on the right side of the target partition which needs extending, users cannot start this feature. At this time, they can turn to third-party software.
There is lots of partition magic software that can help to change partition size on the internet. Here, we select MiniTool Partition Wizard since it has been awarded as the top 10 Windows software by CNET. Before resizing partition size, users should download this professional partitioning tool. And then, install it on computer. After installation, launch it to get its main interface like this.
At this time, select the desired partition which needs increasing at first and click “Extend Partition” button from the Operations group of the action panel to get its operating interface. After that, choose an existing partition (can be any partition except itself, and users can select the most suitable one according to actual demands.) or unallocated space to take free space, and drag the sliding button to a desired place to determine how much space to take. After getting desired partition size, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes. After all operations are done, users are successful to increase Windows 8 partition size without data loss.
Are you still resizing partition with computer management, obsolete it and turn to MiniTool Partition Wizard.