With virtual machine, users can operate multiple operating systems on one computer conveniently. Nevertheless, virtual machine users are often troubled by different kinds of problems like other computer users. For example, the partition which is used to store computer games is full. At this time, what should users do? The best way is to resize partition of VHD (short for Virtual Hard Disk).
To change partition size on virtual machine, users can also turn to system built-in disk management program, but this method is only available in Windows Vista and later Windows operating systems. Moreover, the program has serious defects in function. For example, it will fail to extend partition if there is no unallocated space adjacent and after the partition we want to enlarge. Actually, there is a much better program to resize partition of VHD, namely third-party partition manager. MiniTool Partition Wizard is the very partition software which can help shrink partition with ease and extend partition successfully as long as there is free space on hard disk. Moreover, it supports FAT partition while system built-in disk management tool does not support.
Here, we take resizing FAT32 partition in Windows 8 for example to show users how to use this partition manager. After running it in Windows 8 successfully, we can see the following interface:
This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. To resize partition on VHD, we need to select the partition which needs resizing, and then choose a suitable function according to practical situations. If there is unallocated space neighboring to the partition we want to increase or if we just want to shrink partition, the function “Move/Resize Partition” is available. If we want to extend partition but there is no unallocated space contiguous to target partition, the function “Extend Partition” is feasible. After choosing the needed function, users will be given detailed prompts. For example:
Here, users are prompted to take free space from an existing partition or unallocated space, and then decide how much free space to take. As long as they do as told, they can resize partition of VHD successfully, and no data loss will emerge.
If users are also troubled by resizing partition on virtual hard disk, download this partition manager to complete easy and safe resizing now.