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How to use Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server 32 bit and 64 bit?

Windows Server 2008 has been released for such a long time and many companies have upgraded to this version. Though Windows Server 2008 provides many new features, it still has some disadvantages.

After running Windows Server 2008 for a period, you may find that the system C drive running out of space. You cannot install any updates and other applications. System runs much slower, even crash if there is little free space.

What will you do if you encountered such problem? No one wants to delete, format the partitions and waste the whole happy weekend to rebuild the Server. Many professionals may recall Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server.

Can you use Partition Magic for Windows 2008 Server?

Server Magic is the Server edition of Partition Magic from PowerQuest. It has the ability to check, format, delete, resize and copy volume sets on Windows Server.

Server Magic works like Partition Magic and the only difference from Partition Magic is that it runs under Server Edition of Windows NT and 2000. But since being acquired by Symantec, Server Magic has not been upgraded. So it is not possible for Server Magic to extend, resize server partition under any advanced Operating System, such as Windows 2003, 2008, etc.

So you need Partition Magic alternatives for Windows 2008 Server, such as Partition Assistant Server.

Partition Magic alternatives for Windows 2008 Server

Comparing with Server Magic, Partition Assistant Server supports more Server Operating Systems, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, including the latest Server 2008 R2.

It is an ALL-IN-ONE Server disk management toolikt. It performs basic and advanced hard disk partition maintenance, for example, resize partition, merge partitions without losing data, etc. It also provides data protection and disaster recovery. The flawless hard disk management functions are brought together: Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Extend Partition Wizard.

Based on the unique Enhanced data protection technology, easy to use and other benefits, Partition Assistant Server Edition is highly recommended as the best Partition Magic alternative for Winows 2008 Server.

With Partition Assistant Server, you just need to drag and move on the disk map to shrink an existing data partition to get some Unallocated space, and then you can extend the sysem C drive. There is no need to delete or format partitions.

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With this Partition Magic Windows 2008 Server, you can resize partition, merge partitions, extend system partition without deleting or formatting. Hide, Create, Format, Convert, Set Active, etc.

How to resize Windows 2008 Server partition with this Partition Magic Server

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

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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

Benefits of this Partition Magic Alternative for Windows 2008 Server

  • Enhanced data protection technology helps you resize, merge partition without data loss, even when power off or hardware problem occurred.
  • Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS system partition without reboot Server.
  • Disk and partition copy feature helps you backup data or migrate to another disk without reinstalling Windows.
  • Wipe disk/partition/Unallocated space to protect your data security.
  • Changes made on partitions can be previewed before applying to the hard disk.
  • Easy to use, just dragging and drawing on the disk map to resize, merge partitions.
  • Full features and benefits...

Tip For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited usage within your company to save time and money.

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