Windows 8 Partition Manager
If your computer has unallocated space on a hard disk, a partition manager of Windows 8 will help you to create additional partitions from the unallocated space after logging on as an administrator. If a hard disk space is fully allocated, unallocated space can be generated if the size of a partition is reduced or a partition is deleted.
There are many Windows 8 partition managers on the market and most of them are free and can support 32/64 bit Windows Operating System including Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Home users can perform complicated partition operations by using those powerful partition managers to manage their hard disk. With a partition manager, we can create more than one partition, including resizing partition, copying partitions, create partition, delete partition, format partition, convert partition, explore partition, hide partition, change drive letter, set active partition and partition recovery, etc.
Here we will learn more about the PC partition types so that we can make full use of partition manager of Windows 8. The total data storage space of a PC hard disk can be divided into at most four primary partitions, or alternatively three primary partitions and an extended partition. These partitions are described by 16-byte entries that constitute the Partition Table, located in the master boot record. The partition type is identified by a 1-byte code found in its partition table entry. Most are used by an operating system's boot loader (that examines partition tables) to decide if a partition contains a file system that can be used to mount / access for reading or writing data. Additional information will be found if a specific partition’s type has been identified. In most cases, a primary partition contains one file system. In earlier windows operating system, the system partition was required to be the first partition. Now it seems Windows 7 and Windows 8 have abandoned this feature.
Hope you can choose a powerful partition manager for your Windows 8 and enjoy it.