As known to all, the built-in disk management tool in Windows XP has no function of resizing partition, so we have to employ the function "Move/Resize" of the free partition magic, MiniTool Partition Wizard, to increase partition size in Windows XP. Then detailed operation demonstration will be shown to make users grasp the method for increasing partition size in Windows XP.
Firstly, visit the official website http://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download and install the free partition magic. Then launch it, and the main window of MiniTool Partition Wizard will be shown.
In the main window, we can see disk numbers and partition distribution condition. To increase a partition, there must be unallocated space (marked with "Unallocated" in the above picture) on the same disk. If the unallocated space exists, we can extend partition directly; if there is no unallocated space, we should delete other partitions or shrink a partition with amounts of unused space to get the unallocated space. After that, select the partition to be increased and click "Move/Resize" to get the following window.
In this window, drag the right triangle rightward to increase partition space. Then click "OK" to go back to the main window.
In the main window, we can see Partition D: has increased from 13.8GB to 69.6GB, but this is only a preview effect. We need to click "Apply". After all operations are finished, increasing partition size in Windows XP is accomplished as well.
Functions of increasing partition size: Seeing the detailed demo, most users may have known how to increase Windows XP partition size, which is helpful, because increasing partition size is able to solve lots of problems. For example, when we encounter the situation where a partition is lacking in space or where partition condition is unreasonable, resizing partition could fix the problem easily. For individual computer users, MiniTool Partition Wizard is free partition magic, possessing many other partition management functions besides resizing partition, the best choice for partition management operations.