It is reported that there are still a great number of Windows XP users though this classical Microsoft operating system has been stopped updating. Well then, how can XP users resize their partition when partition size is unreasonable? For most users, they would think of using system built-in Disk Management tool to resize partition of XP at first, but this solution is inadvisable. Let’s look at the following screenshot:
This is the main interface of Windows XP built-in Disk Management tool, where all partitions are listed. After right clicking the partition which needs resizing we can see all performable functions from shortcut menu, including “Open”, “Explore”, “Change Drive Letter and Paths…”, “Format…”, “Delete Partition…”, “Properties”, etc, but resizing partition is not contained. Therefore, it is impossible to resize partition of XP by using system built-in Disk Management tool unless users delete existing partitions to recreate partition. Well then, is there a way to change partition size for Windows XP without data loss? Of course, there is. Third-party disk management tool can help complete wonderful resizing.
First of all, users need to download a piece of excellent disk management tool. If they have difficulties in finding such a piece of software, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard. Next, let’s see how to resize partition for Windows XP by using this disk management tool.
After running MiniTool Partition Wizard we can see its main interface:
In the main interface, all partitions in Windows XP are shown. After selecting the partition which needs resizing, all feasible functions will be listed in action panel, among which “Move/Resize Partition”, “Extend Partition”, “Merge Partition”, and “Split Partition” can help resize partition of XP without data loss. Just choose a suitable function from the action panel according to actual demands. After that, detailed prompts will be given to help users finish partition resizing easily. At last, remember to click “Apply” button to apply all changes to computer.
Therefore, it is wise to resize partition of XP by using third-party disk management tool rather than system built-in Disk Management tool. Now, download MiniTool Partition Wizard to resize your partitions reasonably.