After clean Windows 8 installation, there is a system reserved partition with 350MB space. Nevertheless, after upgrading Windows from 8.0 to 8.1, I found the very System Reserved Partition is nearly full (only 16MB left). And the best solution I found is to increase the size of the system reserved partition in Windows 8, but the function “Extend Volume” can not work, like the following image shows:
What should I do at this time? I am unwilling to reinstall operating system.
When there is no unallocated space contiguous and after the system reserved partition, Windows 8 Disk Management will fail to increase partition size. At this time, users need to download a piece of disk partitioning software from the internet since excellent software can make up defects of Windows Disk Management. Note: users should download the software with high security, or they may suffer from data loss. Here, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard which can help increase the size of system reserved partition in Windows 8 without bringing any influence on data. Next, let’s see detailed operations.
Before increasing partition size, users need to download the disk partitioning software to computer, and then install it according to prompts. After that, take the following steps:
Firstly, run MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface:
Then, select the system reserved partition and click the function “Extend Partition” from the left action panel.
Next, take free space from an existing partition (can be any partition except itself, and users can choose a suitable one according to practical situations) or from an unallocated space and drag sliding button to determine how much free space to take. After that, click “OK” to confirm operations.
At last, click “Apply” button to apply changes to computer, and after application all work to increase the size of the system reserved partition in Windows 8 is finished thoroughly.
If other Windows 8 users are also being troubled by the situation where system reserved partition is running out of space, download the professional disk partitioning software MiniTool Partition Wizard to increase the size. Just do as told.