How to delete a partition on Windows 8? You probably want to delete a partition since there are two many partitions on your computer. Or you may want to delete a partition when this partition is between system partition and unallocated partition, in which situation you are unable to add the unallocated space to system partition. In fact, it is no longer a difficult task to delete one or more partitions on Windows 8 because the Disk Management has the ability to delete partition on Windows 8. Or you can also rely on partition software to delete partition in Windows 8.
When referring to deleting a partition on Windows 8, many computer users know that it is able to accomplish this task under Disk Management.
Usually, you can delete a volume on Windows 8 Disk Management within a few mouse clicks: click "Computer" > "Manage" > "Disk Management" > right click the partition you want to delete and select "Delete Volume" option > confirm to delete the selected partition
After deleting a partition on Windows 8, this partition will show as unallocated volume under Disk Management. If you like, you can assign drive letter and paths to this volume and format it to NTFS or FAT32 file system to create a new volume.
In addition, you can also repartition this unallocated volume into two or more partitions so as to create more partitions on your computer. If you want to create more partitions with the deleted partition, you can right click the unallocated volume under Disk Management and select "Shrink Volume" option. Then, you can get another unallocated volume after shrinking. Finally, you can assign drive letter and paths to the unallocated volume and format it to create new partition.
In more situations, people would like to extend C drive by adding the unallocated space to system partition after deleting a partition on Windows 8. Under Windows 8 Disk Management, you can add the unallocated space to C drive without relying on any other partition tool if the unallocated space is contiguous to the C drive. You just need to right click the C drive and click "Extend Volume" so as to add the contiguous unallocated space to the C partition. If the unallocated space is not contiguous to system partition, you have to delete the partition between the system partition and unallocated volume or use a partition magic tool to move the unallocated volume close to C drive.
System partition is an important volume on every computer whether it runs Windows 8 or other operating system. Usually, you are not able to delete a system partition or boot partition. Even with professional partition software, you may also fail to delete system partition because the Windows operating system will corrupt or stop working normally after deleting system partition.
Partition software provides an easier solution for partition resizing, so you can also use partition software for Windows 8 to delete a partition. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is a partition tool that supports all Windows platform, so you can use it to delete partition on Windows 8.
1. You will fail to delete partition whether under Disk Management in Windows 8 or using partition software when there is only one partition on your computer.
2. When you delete a partition, the data stored on this partition will be lost. You cannot find the deleted data unless you have backup or use data recovery software to restore deleted files from the deleted partition.
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