Monday, July 9, 2012

How to extend Windows 8 partition easily?

Windows 8 is another new type of computer operating system released by Microsoft after Windows 7. It is Microsoft's multiple-platform operating system that could used in tablet, laptop, PC and smartphone, used to compete with Mac operating system and Google's Android. Besides the Microsoft's traditional Windows interface, Windows 8 is also fitted out with tablet design suited to touch screen, which adopts dynamic tiles similar to Windows 7 and new features and functions like that users can purchase software on Windows Store. But regrettably, the built-in disk management tool in Windows 8 has not changed much, so it can not help Windows 8 users to realize ideal Windows 8 disk management operations.

The above picture is the main interface of Windows 8 disk management tool, from which we can see the faults of the tool. It has few functions and they are not perfect. Take Extend Volume function for example. It can be used only if there is unallocated space next to the partition that will be extended, or we can not extend partition. Hence, if users want to manage Windows 8 disk well, the third-party Windows 8 partition magic is desperately needed. But it is a little difficult to perform Windows 8 disk management tasks with the third-party partition magic because the new operating system may have serious compatibility problem. However, we can use the partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard which is developed by the celebrated software development company MiniTool Solution Ltd. to manage Windows 8 disk.

Extend Windows 8 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful partition manager. It has fine compatibility, running very well in all common Windows operating systems including Windows 8 and comprehensive functions able to solve almost all disk management problems. Then we'll show how to extend Windows 8 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard, to make users get familiar with this partition manager.

Performing Windows 8 disk management with MiniTool Partition Wizard, we should firstly visit its official website to download and then install this partition manager. After that, launch it and we'll see the following interface.

The above is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Select the partition that will be extended and click "Move/Resize". We'll see the following interface.

Drag the left triangle leftward to extend partition forward (this operation can not be realized with Windows 8 built-in disk management tool). Then click "OK" to return to the main interface.

We can see from the main interface that the partition has been extended. Please click "Apply". After all operations are finished, extending partition in Windows 8 is achieved as well.

Those above are operations about extending partition in Windows 8. After seeing the demonstration, you may have known something about MiniTool Partition Wizard. Surely, extending partition is only one of Windows 8 disk management operations. For more demonstrations about managing Windows 8 partition with this partition manager, please visit its official website.

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