To Microsoft, Windows 8 is an eventual change of being 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.
EaseUS Partition Master Free is a renowned and professional partition manager software that can run very well in all common Windows operating systems including Windows 8 and comprehensive functions able to solve almost all disk management problems. Here let me show how to extend Windows 8 partition with EaseUS Partition Master Free, to make users get familiar with this partition manager.
Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and you will see the main interface with disk map of your PC.
Select any partition in this interface and right click mouse. Select "Resize/Move partition" option in the menu.
If there is no unallocated space behind the partition you want to extend, you have to make the unallocated space behind this partition that needs to be resized by "Resize/Move partition" function.
Select the system partition (C: drive) in the picture below, right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).
Click Apply, the program will check file system on the partitions.
In general, although Windows 8 built-in disk management tool has some basic partition features, I strongly suggest you to use professional partition software - EaseUS Partition Master Free to resize your Windows 8 partitions, which can improve efficiency and reduce risks of disk management.
For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.
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