With data increasing and Windows updates installing, a hard drive partition layout might no longer be fit for your needs. Would you like to repartition a hard drive to optimize your server performance? Do you want to make full use of server storage space by repartitioning a hard drive? If so, how to repartition a hard drive in Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 without losing data?
Then, which way is the best to repartition Windows Server hard drive? Someone may advise reinstalling Windows Server operating systems to repartition hard drive. And how many people would want to do such a troublesome and time-consuming job? Reinstalling operating system and repartitioning hard drive is typically a destructive shutdown process. In other words, you need to spend much time in data backup, formatting, and cleaning hard drive. After searching in Google, you can find many server partition manager which allow you to repartition hard drive without reinstalling operating system. However, all of them are not free, and you need to pay money for repartitioning hard drive. Is there any freeware?
As Partition Magic for Server free, free partition manager server-Partition Assistant Lite is the only one which is free to repartition a hard drive in Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. In addition to free of charge, it is very easy and safe to repartition hard drive.
To begin, you can free download partition manager and install.
Step1: Launch Partition Assistant Lite.
Step2: Select D partition. Right click on it and select "Resize Partition" in the drop-down menu.
Step3: Click "OK" and you can find an unallocated space has been generated from D partition. Then, right click on D partition and select "Move Partition". In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar to the right side (Note: If the size of unallocated space is less than the partition you want to move, you may fail to move partition).
Step4: Click "OK" and you can find the unallocated space locates behind C drive. Then, select C drive and drag the right slider bar rightwards to extend.
Step5: Now you can preview the hard drive has been repartitioned. To save the changes, click "Apply" on the toolbar.
With several clicks and drags, you are able to repartition hard drive in Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 without losing data by using free AOMEI Partition Assistant Lite Edition. To learn more features, please free download the full version.