How to extend system partition in Windows 2008 Server without losing data?

This article introduces how to resize and extend system partition in Windows 2008 Server without starting over. Low disk space in Windows 2008 Server Today's hard drives feature jaw-dropping amounts of space. But no matter how big your drive is, you'll be amazed at how quickly Windows updates/application installs, browser caches, and temporary files eat up free space in system C partition. If system partition runs out of space, Windows 2008 Server pops up an alert as below: Windows created the low disk space warning to alert computer users when their hard drive is running low on available disk space. it causes many problem when system partition is low free disk space, such as: System runs much slower immediately. You cannot install any applications or Windows updates. System reboot unexpectedly or crash if extremely low free space remains. The fast and easy way to solve this problem is by resizing … Continue reading

How to extend C drive in Windows 2008 Server?

Many people feedback they don't know how to resize partition and extend system C: drive in Windows 2008 Server, especially for Server 2008 R2, so I decide to write this article and give some hints. When extending C drive on Windows 2008 Server (r2), the common questions include: Is it safe to resize Windows 2008 partitions? Which tool is better, Partition Magic? Is it required to break array when extending C drive in a raid virtual disk? Is there any difference extend C drive in VMware virtual machine? How to resize volumes and extend system C partition? About question 1: I have to say there is risk when resizing partitions either in a PC or Windows Server, because disk partition parameters will be changed, so select a reliable partitioning software and backup before any operations to a server. About question 2: Norton Partition Magic isn't compatible with Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading