Windows 8: Splitting and Merging Partitions

Last Update Date : Jan 09. 2018

Splitting Partitions

Step 1:
On the Windows 8 Start Screen, right click on an empty space and choose All Apps on the bottom right corner of the screen

Step 2:
Click Control Panel in the Windows System folder. Edit View by settings to Category

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Window 8: Select Category in Control Panel

Select Category in Control Panel


Step 3:
Click System and Security
Click Administrative Tools followed by double clicking Computer Management
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Window 8: Select Computer Management

Select Computer Management


Step 4:
Select Disk Management and right click on C drive
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Window 8: Select Disk Management

Select Disk Management and right click on C drive


Step 5: Click Shrink Volume.
After selecting the amount of space you want to shrink, click the shrink button
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Window 8: Select the amount of space to shrink

Select the amount of space to shrink


Step 6:
Right click on Unallocated drive and click New Simple Volume
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Window 8: Select New Simple Volume

Select New Simple Volume


Step 7:
Once the pop-up window appears, click Next button
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Window 8: Click Next

Click Next


Step 8:
Enter the partition name, follow by Next button > Finish button
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Window 8: Complete partition setup

Complete Partition Setup



Merging Partitions


Step 1:
Right click on D drive from Disk Management in Computer Management

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Window 8: Right Click on D drive from Disk Management

Right Click on D drive from Disk Management


Step 2:
Click Delete Volume
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Window 8: Select Delete Volume

Select Delete Volume

Step 3:
Click Yes on the Delete Simple Volume window

Step 4:
Check to see if delete volume is completed

Step 5:
Right click on C drive and click Extend Volume
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Window 8: Select Extend Volume

Select Extend Volume


Step 6:
Once the pop-up window appears, follow by Next button > Finish button
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Window 8: Complete partition setup

Complete partition setup

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