There is no doubt that users sometimes should resize hard disk partition to maximize the performance of hard disk. And some Windows operating system like Windows 7, Windows 8 provides built-in disk management tool to easily change partition size. However, what should we do if we are running computer with Windows operating system which was released before Vista like Windows 2000 since these operating systems don’t have this feature?
Although some Windows users can turn to the built-in tool to mange partitions, the disk management tool has great limitations. For instance, it can only shrink or expand NTFS partition. Therefore, users had better turn to third-party partition magic to resize partition. Here, we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard since it has been awarded as the top 10 Windows software by CNET and enjoys more than 13,469,443 download. Besides, it is a piece of freeware. What’s more, it has a strong compatibility. It not only can run under Windows 7/8/Vista/XP (all editions) but also supports FAT16/32, NTFS, Ext2 and Ext3.
After installing MiniTool Partition Wizard on computer, users can launch it to open its main interface as follows.
In the above interface, users can see all partitions and detailed information about them. To resize hard disk partition, users should select the target partition which needs changing (resizing partition includes extending partition and shrinking partition) and choose a suitable functional module from the left action panel. For instance, users can see the following window after clicking “Extend Partition”.
In the dialog box window, users can choose an existing partition or unallocated space from the “Take Free Space From”, and then drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much free space to take. After getting desired partition size, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button on the left of MiniTool Partition Wizard’s main interface to perform all changes. Thus, users are succeed in resizing hard disk partition.