As we know, Windows XP was released in 2001. And from then, it won many users’ acceptance. However, users often encounter a problem that the hard disk partition runs out of space. At this time, almost all users want to increase the partition size. Nevertheless, how to change hard disk partition size in Windows XP without data loss?
Many Windows XP users may turn to the built-in disk management. Click “My Computer” icon on the desktop and select “Manage“. In the following window, click the “Disk Management” icon. Then, users can right click the target partition and perform some operations. However, the built-in disk management tool in Windows XP cannot adjust partition size. Therefore, more and more users hope to find a free yet powerful partition magic program to solve the problem.
As Partition Magic alternative, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is the best and free hard disk manager software. Users can employ “Move/Resize” of the free partition magic to shrink and extend partition in Windows XP without data loss.
Firstly, users should download this free partition magic and install it on computer. Then, launch it to get its main interface.
In the main interface, users can see all partitions and detailed information about them. To change hard disk partition size in Windows XP, users should select the partition they want to resize at first. Then, click the button “Move/Resize” in the tool bar, which is able to extend or shrink a drive. Note: to extend a partition requires unallocated space contiguous. Users don’t have to worry about the data security since data would not be destroyed when enlarging, shrinking or moving partitions. And after clicking “Move/Resize”, users will see the following window:
In this window, drag the triangle to change the partition size. Then, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
In the main window, users can see the size of the selected partition has changed, but this is a preview effect. At this time, click “Apply” to execute all changes.
Now, uses can know how to change hard disk partition size in Windows XP without data loss. If users want to know more information, please download MiniTool Partition Wizard and try it out.