Expand Boot Volume Windows Server 2003 2008 2012 without Formatting Disk


On this page, you will be introduce a professional partition magic, with which you can extend boot volume without formatting disk on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and more.

Andrew Wright

Sept 1, 2014

by Andrew Wright

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Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to expand boot volume size on Windows Server 2003 2008 2012, Windows SBS, Windows Server 2012 R2, etc.

Extend Boot Volume on Windows Server

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It is impossible to extend a boot volume by relying on Windows built-in tool, so a third-party partition tool is needed if you want to expand a boot volume. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server provides easy and safe way to extend boot volume, system volume and data volume without touching original data stored on the disk. This partition software enables you to resize hard disk and expand boot volume without formatting or repartitioning hard disk. You can follow the steps below to expand Windows Server boot volume.

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4 Steps to Expand Boot Volume for Windows Server

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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 go to "Resize/Move" option.

Step 2:
When you see that the mouse shows double arrows symbols, you can move the arrows to shrink the selected partition. Then, you can see 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 need to move the unallocated space close to boot volume. Right click boot volume and choose "Resize/Move" option.

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Right click c drive to get started with extending c

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Step 4:
Move the arrows when mouse shows double arrows to extend boot volume. Then, you can click "Apply" button.

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The Reasons Why You Need to Extend Boot Volume

When boot volume is running on low disk space, somebody may format the disk to free up space. It sounds a good idea, but you will lose everything on the disk after formatting. Well, some PC users will want to expand boot volume when it is running out of disk space. Some people may doubt what if they don't extend the boot volume? Will it have any influence on the performance of computer without extending boot volume when it is running on low disk space? Below are some related questions on Windows Server boot volume resizing:

My PC runs on low disk space on boot volume, is it possible to expand the boot volume?
How can I expand boot volume on Windows Server 2008?
Can I extend system partition boot volume on Windows Server 2003?
How to resize disk partition on Sever 2003 when boot volume is running out of disk space?
May I extend system partition on Windows Server 2012?

If you are also a Windows Server user who runs into the similar problem, you don’t need to worry anymore because you can extend boot volume without formatting disk or deleting any data.

Partition Software to Extend Boot Volume for Windows 2003

A boot volume is different from a data volume that contains Windows related programs and data, so it will be more difficult to extend a boot volume. For example, you may run Diskpart command to extend a disk volume on Windows Server 2003, but you cannot extend a boot volume with the same method. In such a situation, you can rely on third-party partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server, which is able to extend boot volume, system volume and data volume on Windows Server 2003, SBS 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2. This partition software can help expand boot volume easily and effectively when other methods are unavailable.

Windows Server 2008 Expand Boot Volume

Windows Server 2008 OS is used by many computer users. Server 2008 has a much better disk management than Server 2003. You can resize disk partition with Diskpart command. In addition, you can simply open Disk Management and extend or shrink a partition on Server 2008. However, if you want to extend a boot volume, you still need to rely on third-party partition software. IM-Magic Partition Resizer has the function of resizing disk partition without formatting hard disk on Windows Server 2008, SBS 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Expand Boot Volume Windows Server 2012

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server is also available on Windows Server 2012 operating system to extend boot volume, system partition and other data partition. As long as there is free space on the same hard disk, you can extend your boot volume on Windows Server 2012 without losing any data. This partition software can also work on Windows Server 2012 R2 to resize all brands of hard disk. This partition software is safe tool for Server partition resizing, which doesn't ask you to reboot your computer or reinstall system when perform partition resizing.

How to extend Windows boot volumes in Windows 2003 VMware or other Windows Servers in VMware? Well, the partition software is also compatible with VMware disk for partition resizing.

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