Situation: there are 4 partitions on my Windows XP computer, which are with the following features:
Partition C/system partition: 30GB (8GB unused)
Partition D: 80GB (15GB unused)
Partition E: 160GB (100GB unused)
Partition F: 230GB (150GB unused)
Partition C and Partition D do not have much unused space while partition E and F are full of free space, so I want to adjust partition size on Windows XP reasonably. Nevertheless, system snap-in Disk Management program does not provide a function to change partition size. What should I do?
1. Repartition hard disk in the process of reinstalling Windows XP.
2. Resize partition with DiskPart.
3. Change partition size by using third-party partition manager.
It is believed that most users are unwilling to reinstall operating system since this is a piece of troublesome work. In addition, as DiskPart requires professional knowledge and has big defects, for example it will be unable to extend a partition if there is no unallocated/free space right contiguous to the partition which needs extending, the second method is not suggested, too. By taking the third method, users are able to change partition size for Windows XP without limitations. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a quite excellent partition manager.
Step 1: launch the partitioning tool to open its main interface:
Step 2: select the partition which needs resizing and choose a suitable function from the left action panel. For example, if users want to extend a partition, they can choose the function “Extend Partition”; if they just want to shrink a partition, “Move/Resize Partition” is available. In every interface, users will be given detailed prompts. Here, we take extending F for example. Select partition F and click “Extend Partition” to get the following interface:
Step 3: take free space from an existing partition or from an unallocated space to extend the target partition, and then drag sliding button to decide how much to take. Next, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
At last, click “Apply” button on toolbar to apply all changes, and then we are successful to adjust partition size on Windows XP.
If users also need to change partition size for Windows XP, now resort to the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard. It can meet almost all your demands.