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How to extend boot partition in Windows 2008 Server fast and safely?

Today's hard drives feature jaw-dropping amounts of space. But no matter how big your drive, you'll be amazed at how quickly application installs, browser caches, and temporary files can eat up your free space and clutter your system.

If the System boot partition of your Windows 2008 Server is low disk space and struggles for precious unallocated space, it runs much slower and you cannot install Windows updates or any other applications. System even crash if the free space is extremely low.

You'd better fix this problem as fast as possible, the eariler and the better, as no one wants to see the System crash, in that case, you have to start over and keep the Server under downtime for a long time. The most time-saving and easiest way is extending Windows 2008 Server boot partition.

Ensure data security when extending Windows 2008 Server boot partition

There is no doubt that the fastest way to solve Server 2008 low disk space problem is by resizing and extending partition, but you should choose the reliable Server partition software, no one would like to see boot failure or data loss after resizing.

Based on the unique enhanced data protection technology and Copy Wizard built in Partition Assistant Server, you don't need to worry about the data safety. It is highly recommended by many professionals and editors, besides, many Fortune 500, Governments, Universities select it to manage their Servers.

How to extend Server 2008 boot partition without losing data?

Shrink the data partition and extend the system partition.

It is extremely easy to extend Windows 2008 boot partition by resizing partitions. You just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition and get some Unallocated space to extend the boot partition, there is no need to delete, format partition or rebuild the Server.

- Any operations you do on the Server will be listed in the "Operations Pending" column for you to preview.

- If your Windows 2008 boot partition is NTFS, you can extend it without rebooting.

Steps to extend Windows 2008 Server boot partition without deleting or formatting

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize and extend 2008

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click C drive and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done. After several minutes, you'll have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

Partition resized and extended

How to allocate free space from any data partition and add to C drive?

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