As we know, users may inevitably encounter the problem of insufficient partition space. And this case will not care it is a MBR or GPT disk partition. When encountering this situation, users would like to increase the partition size. Nevertheless, since some partition magic software does not support GPT disk and the built-in disk management tool has functional defects, how to increase the size of GPT partition? Here, we strongly suggest MiniTool Partition Wizard since it supports both MBR and GPT on 32/64 bit operating system including Windows XP/Vista, Windows Server 2000/2008/2008-R2/2012 and Windows 7/8 and it has powerful and complete functions.
GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a standard for the layout of the partition table on the hard disk. To compare it with MBR disk, users can find GPT disk has more advantages, for instance: it can support up to 128 partitions. (Note: if users want to convert MBR to GPT disk, they might as well convert a data disk. Converting system disk may break the operating system.)
MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best partition magic software for its excellent performance and simple operations. Before increasing GPT disk partition size, users should download this program from downloading page or its official website. And then, install it on computer. After installation, run it to get its main interface.
In this interface, select the GPT partition which needs increasing, and then choose a suitable function from the action panel. If there is unallocated space contiguous to the partition users want to increase, the function “Move/Resize Partition” is available. If not, users can click the function “Extend Partition” to increase the size of GPT partition. After choosing the needed function, users will be given detailed prompts. For example:
In this interface, users can take free space from an existing partition (it can be any partition except itself) or an unallocated space and drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much free space to take. After that, click “OK” to return to the main interface.
In this window, click “Apply” to execute all changes and wait until all operations are done.
If you want to know how to increase the size of GPT partition without influencing the original data, hurry to download the excellent partition magic software. After that, you can easily and safely change partition size according to your demands.