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Solution: Prepare System Drive to Update to Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 Support End

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2016-09-22 13:16:09 Posted by Declan Morris to Manage Partition

Summary:
Microsoft has officially announced that it will stop supporting Windows 8 by Jan 12 2016 but not 100% for sure yet. So what if it is true that you’ll no longer enjoy Windows 8 online support offered by Microsoft, what can you do? Will you consider to update system into Windows 8.1 or Windows 10? And do you know how to prepare system drive to update to Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 support end? Find solutions right here in this article now.

Why need to get system drive ready before updating Windows 8 to 8.1/10?

Since Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows 8, it is necessary to prepare everything for updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and even Windows 10. But the very first thing which will be easily ignored is to prepare system drive ready to update to Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 support end. 

Why is it necessary to do so? Sure it is. It is important leave enough space for system drive before updating or reinstalling new Windows OS, or unexpected problems may happen. And enough system drive space will be helpful to smoothly update system. You will not fail to update system or get stuck when update system Windows 8 to Windows 8.1/10. So how to extend system drive? Here the following, EaseUS software will offer two free methods to help you prepare system drive to update to Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 support end.

Method 1. Free extend system C drive on Windows 8 with Disk Management

Step 1. Open Disk Management, right click the partition behind system C drive and choose "Delete Volume" to leave unallocated space for extending C drive.
It is highly recommended for you to backup or move all important data inside the deleted partition to other storage devices.

Step 2. Right click on system C drive and choose "Extend Volume".
You’ll go to Extend Volume Wizard.

Step 3. In the Extend Volume Wizard, click Next. Specify space to extend system drive and click Next.
Finally, click Finish to extend system C drive completely.

Method 2. Free prepare and extend system drive to update Windows 8 to 8.1/10 with EaseUS Partition Master

Method 1 is designed for those users who are quite familiar with Windows partition management jobs and it must be done by deleting partition when there is no unallocated space behind system C drive. But if you are not familiar with Method 1, and you don’t want to delete partitions, EaseUS Partition Master Free can help you to free prepare and extend system drive to update Windows 8 to 8.1/10 with ease. 

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS Partition Master Free in your computer, right click the partition behind system drive and choose “Resize/Move partition”.
It is also recommended for you to backup data in the partition behind C drive firstly.

EaseUS Partition Master guides to extend system drive for updating to Windows 8.1/10.

Step 2. Put the mouse pinpoint at the left handle of the partition, drag rightward and click OK.
Right click system C drive and choose "Resize/Move partition", drag the right handle of system drive rightward and click OK.

EaseUS Partition Master Free helps to prepare system drive to update Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 support end.

Step 3. Then click Apply to finish the whole process to prepare system drive to update to Windows 8.1/10.

If you have unallocated space in your computer, you can launch EaseUS Partition, drag partitions rightward and leave unallocated space behind system drive, then follow step 2 to finish all jobs.

After doing so, you’ll have enough space for updating to Windows 8.1/10. Then you can follow guidelines to update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 from the Store App and then choose whether you want to continue update to Windows 10 or not. If you are using Windows 8 and need to continue enjoying Microsoft online service, let’s prepare your system drive and update to Windows 8.1/10 before Windows 8 support end now.