How to extend system partition ?

There are many ways to extend system partition, which way should you choose? In fact, choosing a suitable partition tool is the best way because it is simple and fast.

Although there are multiple free partitioning tools available for the resizing of a partition, there are only a few tools suitable to partition a hard drive safely without losing data. Even the very popular tool Partition Magic is not able to handle the Windows Vista partitions safely!

Under windows platform, the tool Macrorit Disk Partition Expert can be tried as a first step. Macrorit Disk Partition Expert is the only data safety guaranteed Partition Management Softwarewhich provides disaster-protection. That means you never worry about the other software probable safe problems, you can cancel the program in any situation, besides during the operation, power off and other similar damages. So far, it should be the best partitioning software to extend system partition

This article introduce you an easy and safe way to extend system partition step by step with Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, as follows I will start with my windows XP PC as an example. You can also use this way to extend system partition on windows vista/7/8 and windows server 2003/2008/2008-R2/2012.Support both 32 and 64 bits!

First of all, you should download the excellent disk partition software

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  1. Launch the Macrorit Disk Partition Expert, you'll see all detail information of the partition and disk as shown

    Shrink partition

  2. Make sure there are unallocated space besides the partition you want to resize (partition C) on the hard drive. If not, please shrink size of the partition next to partition C to get some unallocated space. Here we should shrink the partition D.

    Selete the partition D, right-click the partition to access a shortcut menu. And then select Move/Resize button from the menu.

    resize partition

    You will see the popup window like the following screenshot.

    "Volume size" displays the current partition size

    "unallocate space before" represent unallocated space is on the left of partition D.

    "unallocate space after" is represent unallocated space is on the right of partition D

  3. Set the space of system partition D to destination size 45053M (shrink 1G=1024M), Move the mouse to the other input box and left-click, the data of "unallocate space before" will show the correct size automatical. You can also set the size of "unallocate space before" instead. And then click "OK" button.

    partition wizard

    Then we can see the drive has been successfully shrinked 1G.

    expert system partition

  4. select the partition C you want to resize, right-click the partition to access a shortcut menu. And then select Move/Resize button from the menu.

    partition resize

    You will see the popup window like the previous one

    resize systempartition

    Set the space of system partition C to destination size 53387.9+1024=54411.9M, Move the mouse to the other input box and left-click, the data of "unallocate space before" will show the correct size " 0 " automatical. Then click the "OK" button

    resize partition2

    Then we can see the system partition has been successfully extended 1G.

    resize system3

  5. In the end, Click "Commit" button.

Macrorit: In using more effective and professional method to manage your PC partition and the most valuable data. It helps your moving the data in safety environment and restore the data in some damages, fully cover your important data like pictures, video, music, documents and other applications. All these will restore in a very short time.
If you have any questions when you are using software, please contact our service center. You are always at your service. Thank you very much!

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See also:

  1. Adding Unallocated Space to Server Existing System Partition
  2. Resize Partition for Windows Server 2008
  3. Resize Partition for Windows Server 2003 Guide
  4. Move Free Space from One to Another
  5. Extend/Increase System C Partition Size for Windows 10 and Server

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