As we know, disk partitioning tool can help to create partition, delete partition and resize partition to maximize the performance of the computer or operating system. Here, I’d love to know can I partition the boot disk on Windows Server 2012 without influencing the original data.
Like Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 has built-in disk management tool that provides basic functions to partition boot disk. Users need to right click “Computer” at first, and then select “Manage”, and click “Disk Management”. After that, users can manage partition according to actual demands. Here, suppose that the local disk (C:) is running out of space, what should users do to fix this problem? After trying several features of this tool, users find they could not extend the C drive since the “Extend Volume” is grayed out. Note: the “Extend Volume” feature only works with unallocated space or free space on the right side of the selected NTFS partition which users would like to extend. At this time, users can turn to third-party software.
Since disk management tool cannot work well to partition system disk, users can turn to partition magic. Here, they can try MiniTool Partition Wizard because this tool has powerful functions and can keep data safe even in case of power outage. Besides, it has wizard-like interfaces. Thus, users can easily understand and handle it to partition disk.
First of all, users need to install this professional partition magic on computer according to prompts. Note: it’s recommended to use Server Edition since the Home Edition doesn’t support Windows Server 2012. After that, launch it to get its main interface like this.
In this window, select the target partition which needs extending and click “Extend Partition” button from Operations group of the action panel.
In the pop-up window, choose an existing partition (can be any partition except itself) at first, and then drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much free space to take. After that, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to computer. Thus, all work has been done.
After seeing the above introduction, you would not ask the question that can I partition the boot disk on Windows Server 2012.