Windows 8 Partition Software

Why do you need partition software for Windows 8? You may want to partition hard drive on Windows 8 due to many reasons. Although you probably have different methods to partition hard drive, the easiest way is to rely on partition software. If you are looking for Windows 8 partition software to resize hard drive without touching previous data, this article will tell all possible solutions for partition resizing without partition software or relying on Windows 8 built-in partition tool.

Why Need to Partition Hard Drive on Windows 8?

When you buy a new computer, you may hardly believe that you need to repartition hard drive on your computer someday. However, it seems like that you have no other choices but to partition the hard drive on Windows 8 when meeting following problems:

1. Free space on system partition becomes less and less after installing more and more programs or Windows updates on this partition on Windows 8. However, there is much free space on other partitions on the same hard drive on your computer. In this situation, you may want to partition hard drive so as to reallocate disk space to resolve system partition low disk space problem.

Solution: Usually, if system partition is running out of disk space in Windows 8 since you have installed many programs on this partition, you had better uninstall those programs rather than partitioning hard drive. If all programs installed on system partition are important, you can install it on another partition. In order to avoid system partition low disk space problem, it is highly recommended not to install programs on this partition. System partition is often used to install computer’s operating system and related data.

2. You may want to partition hard drive on Windows 8 because there is only one partition on your computer. Probably, you did not partition hard drive when you install the hard drive on your computer. It is not safe and convenient for data storage if there is only one partition on a computer. On the other hand, it usually affects the performance of your computer if you install Windows 8 OS and store all kinds of data on one partition. Therefore, you may need to partition hard drive so as to improve the performance of your computer and get a better way to manage files.

3. You also need to partition a hard drive after installing a new HDD on your computer.

How to Partition Hard Drive on Windows 8 without Partition Software?

For whatever reason, you can partition hard drive on Windows 8 without relying on any partition software since Windows 8 has built-in Disk Management tool to manage disk space in a effective way. You just need to open Disk Management in Windows 8 and then follow steps below to partition hard drive:

Step1. Right click a partition that has enough free space and click "Shrink Volume" option.

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Step2. After shrinking, you can get some unallocated space. (unallocated-space)

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  • If you want to partition hard drive to fix low disk space problem on Windows 8, you can right click the partition that is running out of disk space and click "Extend Volume" to add the unallocated space to this partition.

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    Pay attention: You have to delete all partition between the partition that runs on low disk space and the unallocated volume. Otherwise, the Extend Volume will gray out since the unallocated is not contiguous to the partition you want to extend.
  • If you want to partition hard drive to create new partitions, you can right click the unallocated space and click "New Simple Volume"
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Without any limitation, free partition for Windows 8 is able to redistribute disk space whether you want to partition hard drive to create new partition or increase size of partition. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is compatible with all Windows computer to resize hard drive, so you can use it as partition management software for Windows 8 to reallocate disk space.

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