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Repartition Hard Drive in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista and Server 2003/2008/2012/2016

Why repartition hard drive for Windows System?

When you purchase a brand new computer, you will find there is a single large partition on the hard drive or the hard drive partitions are usually already created for you. The problem with the former situation is that you wouldn't like to keep everything in one large partition. At the same time, the headache of the latter situation is that you cannot avoid the problem that one of the partitions is run out of space, especially for the system partition. In such cases, the best solution is to repartition hard drive.

However, repartition hard drive is not an easy task after installing an Operating System for most users. According to some user's suggestion, you need to reinstall OS which is typically a destructive proposition - one that usually involves data backup, formatting, and starting clean. What's worse, it is a troublesome and time-consuming job which may also cause data loss.

Then, what's the best ways to repartition hard drive easily and safely? I highly recommend using third-party hard drive repartition software.

Which software to repartition hard drive?

Although there are various partition software in the market, the data security is the most significant factor you need to pay attention to. Based on the personal experiences of these who once used partition software to repartition hard drive, Partition Magic 8 and Partition Assistant are the top three popular with users.

Partition Magic is the most original and famous hard drive partition software. It can enable repartition hard drive on Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP. But what if you're working on Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016? In such cases, you can only use Partition Magic Server alternative - Partition Assistant Server Edition. It is compatible with all the Windows System such as Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016 (both 32 bit and 64 bit).

How to repartition a hard drive with Partition Magic Server Software?

With the absolutely user-friendly interface, it is very easy to repartition hard drive. Any changes will be displayed in the "Pending Operations".

Step1: Launch Partition Assistant Server, right-click the partition and select "Resize".

Select Resize

Step2: In the pop-up window, drag the left borderline rightwards when the mouse pointer becomes a double-headed arrow.

Resize Partition

Step3: After clicking "OK", you will find there will be some unallocated space behind system partition C drive.

Unallocated Space

Step4: The unallocated space can be used to create new partition or extend partition. For example, I want to extend system partition C drive. Similarly, right-click partition C and select "Resize", and then drag the right borderline to the right.

Extend System Partition

Step5: Click "Apply" to perform the pending operations.

Click Apply

Besides, you can also use Disk & Partition Copy to protect your data. More features click here.

Want to know more about it, you can also free download partition magic trial version and check how it works for you!

Tips: For Enterprise users, Unlimited Edition provides unlimited usage within one company to save money, namely, you can install it on multiple machines in your company to maximize business productivity whilst minimizing the total cost of management.

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