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Windows xp hard drive partitioning

  • When users install Windows XP, performing hard drive partitioning with System Disc and install Windows XP on partitioned system partition is the first task. Nevertheless, the majority of Windows XP System Disk merely allow user to partition hard drive into for partitions which is so unreasonable and will render troubles for future data storage. So how can we perform hard drive partitioning in line with personal needs rather than dividing hard drive into four partitions restrictively? It is easy to resolve this problem given that we connect the new hard disk to another computer where MiniTool Partition Wizard is installed to perform hard drive partitioning at will.

    One same solution to all hard drives
    Hard drive partitioning is not the privilege for installing Windows XP, user, if need, can employ MiniTool Partition Wizard to perform hard drive partitioning anytime. MiniTool Partition Wizard is an all-in-one partition magic with high efficiency and comprehensive functions, with which hard drive partitioning becomes extremely simple. Perhaps, user will have such a question that can MiniTool Partition Wizard really be compatible with the increasing types of hard disk on market. Let's first catch a glimpse of current hard drive classifications before answering this question. Hard drive, as the major storage device on computer, is classified by hard drive interfaces which commonly include IDE, SATA and SCSI, etc. Hard drive with different interfaces possess divers transfer rate. Apart from interface distinction, internal structure still differs sharply. It is these factors that lead to hard drive partitioning failure of a huge amount of partition magic software. However, this doesn't apply on MiniTool Partition Wizard, a partition magic developed after years' research and upgrade, which is perfectly compatible with all mainstream hard drives currently. Therefore, users don't need to worry about whether MiniTool Partition Wizard can partition hard drive or not.

    An efficient tool to create partition for Windows XP users
    Hard drive partitioning is not merely limited to new hard drive and we always need to perform hard drive partitioning repeatedly along with the usage of hard drive since no one can guarantee the initial partition mode fits data storage needs all the time. When user needs one partition to store data of the same sort, creating partition is the optimal choice. And of course, user can also consider storing the data to this partition if there is excessive free space on it, which, unfortunately, usually leads to data storage turbulence. When we create partition but find unallocated space insufficient, we should spare some space from other partitions. However, for Windows XP users, this operation can not be realized by built-in Disk Manager and they must turn to Resize Partition function on MiniTool Partition Wizard to improve disk space utilization more efficiently. User can create big enough new partition by combining Resize Partition and Create Partition functions.

    Perform hard drive partitioning with MiniTool Partition Wizard in Windows XP
    MiniTool Partition Wizard offers a free edition for Windows XP home and family users and users can download this partition magic at the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/.
    Run MiniTool Partition Wizard after installation:



    To create new partition, select the unallocated space in partition list and click "Create" at toolbar.



    Set partition properties including Partition Label, File System, Partition Size and location and driver letter in this interface and then click "OK".



    We can see the new partition has been successfully created in this preview interface. We should click "Apply" last to execute pending operation.

    Whatever hard drives, MiniTool Partition Wizard, an indispensable tool in daily Windows XP partition management, can help user create partition and perform other partition management operations. Moreover, as professional partition, MiniTool Partition Wizard still supports all other mainstream operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 apart from Windows XP.