My computer running Windows Server 2008 gets Low Disk Space warning on C drive today when I plan to install some necessary application programs to the partition. I think of reclaiming disk space by deleting useless files, but I can not even figure out whether some files are necessary or not. What if they directly decide system boot process? Thus, I want to resize the partition. How to partition a hard drive in Windows Server 2008 under this circumstance?
Repartitioning hard drive is a commonly seen demand both for IT administrators and general computer users, if they want to maximize the usage of disk space and system performance. Basic operations can be carried out by the Windows Server 2008 built-in Disk Management tool such as partition creation, partition deletion, partition formatting, partition extension, partition shrinking, etc. However, the two partition resizing features are not that perfect. For instance, Extend Volume works only when the unallocated space is behind target partition to be enlarged. Moreover, if users need to perform other more advanced operations like partition splitting and partition wiping, third-party partition software is usually needed.
Nowadays, software market provides computer users lots of server partition management software. Facing various kinds of product introduction, many users may feel at sea. Here, we strongly recommend users to use professional server partition magic named MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition. With the help of the software, users can easily fulfill basic and advanced partition management operations. Moreover, its high security and excellent operability have won it wide popularity.
The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive) of Windows Server 2008.
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to get into its main interface:
2. Here, select partition C from disk mapping area where disk and partition distribution are displayed, and then click “Extend Partition” in left action panel.
3. Specify a partition with much unused space left or an unallocated space from “Take Free Space from” tab, and then move the sliding handle to get needed capacity of free space. After that, click “OK” button at the bottom to go back to main interface of the software.
4. MiniTool server partition software shows users the exact system partition extension effect. If it is what users need, just click “Apply” button to make final confirmation.
For more detailed information about partitioning a hard drive for Windows Server 2008, users can visit the official website of MiniTool Partition Wizard.