Reallocate Disk Space on Windows 2008

Summary

This tutorial will guide you to reallocate disk space on Windows Server 2008 with professional partition software instead of repartitioning hard disk.

Andrew Wright

December 11, 2014

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to reallocate disk space without repartitioning hard disk on Windows Server 2008.

Partition Software for Windows 2008 Disk Space Reallocating

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You can allocate disk space for each partition when dividing a hard disk on computer. If you need to reallocate disk space after dividing a hard disk, you may need to repartition the hard disk. Now, with IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, you can reallocate disk space easily without repartitioning the hard disk. This partition software allows you to reallocate disk space by moving free space from one partition to another. By using this software, you can resize a hard disk without touching any data or hurting the operating system. The partition software supports all Windows Servers.

Steps to Reallocate Disk Space on Windows 2008

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How to redistribute disk space in Windows Server 2003

Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server. Right click a partition that has enough free space and choose "Resize/Move".

Step 2:
Move the arrows to shrink the selected partition to squeeze some unallocated space.

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Shrink other large partition to produce free space for C drive

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Step 3:
You should move the unallocated space close to the partition that has insufficient space. Then, right click this partition and choose "Resize/Move".

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:

Move the arrows to add the unallocated space to the selected partition and then click "Apply" button.

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Situations That Need to Reallocate Disk Space on Windows 2008

"Today, I find that the system partition is running out of disk space when I want to install a program on this partition. I download a program and want to install it on my computer. However, Windows reports a message say that the selected partition does not have enough free space for installing the program. Checking the Properties of the system partition, there is only 200MB free space left. The program I want to install on my computer has about 2GB size. What can I do if I want to install the program?"

"I have Windows Server 2008 in VMware, but I meet a problem that the C drive is running on low disk space in VMware. I tried free up space and uninstall some unnecessary applications, but system still pops up low disk space warning on the C drive. Can I increase the size of C drive without reinstalling Windows Server 2008 system?"

How to Redistributing Disk Space on Windows Server 2008?

When running into low disk space problem, the most effective way to resolve the problem thoroughly is to reallocate disk space. That is to say, you can redistribute disk space when disk partition is running on low disk space. Here are some possible ways to redistribute disk space on Windows Server 2008.

1. Disk Management to redistribute disk space on Windows Server 2008
2. Diskpart command to reallocated disk space for Windows 2008
3. Partition software download to resize Windows 2008 disk partition

Here, the partition software can provide the most effective and easiest way to perform partition resizing. Simply, you can run the software and shrink a partition that has enough free space and squeeze some unallocated space. Then, you can move the unallocated space close to the partition that low disk space and add the unallocated space to this partition. You can extend C drive system partition on Windows Server, and you can also resize data volume without touching any data.

Why Do You Need to Reallocate Disk Space?

If it is data partition that has insufficient disk space, it doesn’t cause much trouble because you can save data to another partition. However, if it is C drive system partition runs on low disk space, it is necessary to reallocated disk space because it may cause some unexpected trouble. Here are some possible troubles that may be caused by low disk space on C drive:

1. Cannot install any program or application
2. Cannot install Windows updates
3. Computer runs more and more slowly
4. System crash like blue screen, black screen, etc

Free up Space on Windows 2008

If you don’t want to use any software to increase size of partition, but Disk Management and Diskpart failed to help resize the disk, the only choice for you is to free up disk space. It is simple to solve the problem if it is data volume that runs on low disk space. You just need to delete all unnecessary files and move important files to another partition that has enough free space. Here are some possible methods to free up disk space on C drive on Windows Server 2008:

1. Empty Recycle Bin
2. Run Disk Cleanup tool to free up disk space
3. Uninstall some programs or applications
4. Change the cache paths of download and install programs
5. Delete unnecessary files cookies


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