Please just imagine that when there are only several hundred Mbs of free space left in your system partition. What can you do? Or have you ever encountered with such a situation? Most of the computer users may think about extending the specified partition. But which way is the best to extend Windows system partition without losing important data?
Actually, there are two ways to finish the task: the one is relying on the system built in disk management tool; the other is asking third party partition magic for help. However, through the first way, users should keep in mind that contiguous unallocated space must exist in the right side of the selected partition. Some users may say that: “It is easy to complete the job, and we can delete the right contiguous partition to get the space we want.” But without backing up in advance, data loss in the deleted partition may occur. Well then, how about enlarging system partition with third party partition manager?
When dealing with such cases, MiniTool Partition Wizard is always a wise choice. Since this freeware can extend the target partition by making use of the other partitions or borrowing space from any unallocated space on the same disk. What’s more, it will not lead to data loss.
Step by step instructions have been listed below, but users should download and install the software to your computer in advance.
Step 1: run the partition manager to get its starting interface. Click “Launch Application” to get the main interface.
Step 2: choose the Windows system partition and click on the “Extend Partition” in the left panel.
Step 3: extend the specified partition by taking free space from other partition on the same disk. And then drag sliding handle to get the size you want and click “OK” to execute operation.
Step 4: with a click on “Apply”, all the pending operations in MiniTool Partition Wizard will be confirmed.
Attention: since the running Windows operating system is kept in the system partition, users should restart the computer to defend important data. Then the partitioning freeware will extend Windows system partition in boot mode. Once all operations are fulfilled, the computer will reboot, and finally we can see the system partition has been enlarged.