This quick tip shows you how to resize or shrink the (C:) partition in Windows 8 easily. In some system installations, Windows Operation System occupies the entire hard drive which leaves no free space for you if you need it for something else.

In that case, your only option is to shrink the ( C: ) partition in order to create more free space. Then use that free space to create more partitions. That’s what this tutorial is going to show you.

To get started, press the Windows Key + X on your keyboard to open Windows 8 Tools Menu. When it opens, select ‘Disk Management’




When it opens, right-click on the (C:) partition and select ‘Shrink Volume..’




Then specify the amount of space you wish to shrink by in MB and click ‘Shrink’




Just click next when the wizard opens to finish creating the free space. After completing the wizard, right-click the free space and select ‘New Simple Volume..’ to create additional partitions.




Follow the wizard and complete the task. Go to File Explorer to access the new partition.




That’s it!