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Windows Server 8 Disk Management

Free partition manager software

Windows 8 disk management: resize, extend, shrink volume

Overview:
1. Windows 8 disk management features
2. Shrink volume and extend volume with Windows 8 disk management
3. EaseUS Partition Master VS Windows 8 Disk Management
4. Windows 8 disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master

Windows 8 disk management features

Right click My Computer, select Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management, open Windows built-in Disk Management, you can do following operations on Windows 8 32 bit or 64 bit by Disk Management.

  • Create, delete and format volume
  • Add or change drive letter of the volume
  • Extend and shrink volume
  • Convert basic disk to dynamic disk
  • Explore, open volume
  • Convert MBR disk to GPT disk or convert GPT disk to MBR disk
  • Convert dynamic disk to basic disk, but you must delete all dynamic volumes before converting.
  • Mark partition as active, etc.

Shrink volume and extend volume with Windows 8 disk management

Windows 8 built-in Disk Management has ability to shrink volume and extend volume. Just right click on "My Computer", choose "Manage", and you will get a popup window, choose "Disk Management" in left navigation bar. And then, your hard disk condition will show.

Resize the data partitionThen you need to right click on the partition which you want to shrink, and choose "Shrink Volume", then type a number how large space you want to free up.

When there is some unallocated space next to the partition that you want to extend and right click the partition that you want to extend, choose "Extend Volume", and type the number of that unallocated space. Then the Windows 8 partition resize is done.

Although there is some improvement of Disk Management Tool in Windows 8, but it still has many limitations in partition management. (Please refer to the comparison table below). Because some advanced partition management in Windows 8 is still unavailable when you find your system partition is out of space which will be in red as below:

EaseUS Partition Master VS Windows 8 Disk Management

So that's the main differences between EaseUS Partition Master and Disk Management Tool. You may check more detailed features of EaseUS Partition Master.

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