Problem description: I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-loaded. The partition specially used to store games is running out of space, and I have tried to extend it by using system built-in Disk Management program, only to get the following result:
There is free space neighboring to the partition I want to extend, but how does this happen? I’m eager to know specific reasons as well as corresponding solutions.
Maybe, most users do not know the fact that “Extend Volume” built-in Windows can only extend a partition to unallocated or free space on the right. If they want to extend a Windows 8 partition to unallocated space on the left, third-party Windows 8 partition extending software is requisite.
There is partition extending software which can help extend a FAT partition or NTFS partition no matter whether there is free space on hard disk. If users haven’t found such a program, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard. Next, let’s use this Windows 8 partition extending software to extend a partition to the unallocated space on the left.
To use this partition extending software, we need to visit the downloading page to download it at first. Then, install it to a certain partition. Note: users had better not install it to the partition which will be operated in the process of extending partition and close all unnecessary programs, which can avoid restarting operating system. After installation, launch the partition extending software for Windows 8 to open its main interface:
Here, information about all partitions and disks is shown, and now we take extending partition G for example. Firstly, select partition G and click on the function “Extend Partition” from action panel to get its operating interface.
Then, take free space from the unallocated space to extend partition and drag sliding button to decide how much space to take.
At last, click “Apply” button to apply all changes to Windows.
If users also want to download a piece of excellent partition extending software to extend a Windows 8 partition without limitations, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard. It would bring users a lot of surprise.