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Expand partition Vista

  • Windows Vista may be familiar to many users. As the transition product between the two classic operating systems Windows XP and Windows 7, Windows Vista is only a flash in the pan. It has a high demands for hardware configuration and many ordinary users can not use it well, so Windows Vista is replaced by Widows 7 in no time. But some users who have high hardware configuration are still using Vista that is of great importance in Windows development history. However, in the process of using Vista, many users may have come across the problem of insufficient space. Although Microsoft has introduced expanding partition function to the built-in disk management tool in Windows Vista, the new function has multiple defects. There are many limitations when Windows Vista users use the tool to expand partition in Vista, so it can not satisfy the demands for expanding partition freely.

    The limitations on expanding partition in Vista with the built-in disk management tool
    Users who are familiar with Windows Vista built-in disk management tool know that if we want to expand Vista partition with the tool, an important condition should be met: there must be unallocated space closely next to the partition to be expanded. But when users use hard disk, seldom does the situation where there is reserved unallocated space occur, so the condition is hard to meet directly. Since the shrinking partition function in Vista can only shrink partition forwards and function of moving partition is not possessed, users can not manually build the environment for expanding Vista partition. However, it is unnecessary for users to be worried. Although the built-in utility in Vista fails to expand partition flexibly, the third-party partition manager can make it. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a pretty good choice.

    Expand partition in Vista with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager of powerful functions, simple operations, security and reliability. With it, users can finish almost all partition management operations in Windows Vista, including expanding partition.

    Before expanding Vista partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard, we should firstly visit the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download the partition manager and install it. After launching it, the following interface will be shown.



    This is the main interface and we can see the detailed disk management functions of MiniTool Partition Wizard. If there is no unallocated space, we should create it. Select the partition adjacent to the partition that will be expanded (here, take expanding Partition C: for example, so we select Partition I:) and click "Move/Resize". The following interface will be shown.



    Drag the left triangle rightwards to shrink Partition I: to get the unallocated space and then click "OK" to go back to the main interface.

    Note: if there is no special need, please keep the option that is marked with red box checked. Enhanced Data Protecting Mode is able to protect partition data perfectly.



    We can see an unallocated space appears behind Partition C: and we can expand Partition C: now. Select Partition C: and click "Move/Resize". Drag the right triangle rightwards to expand Partition C: and click "OK" to go back to the main interface.



    We can preview that Partition C: has been expanded successfully. Please click "Apply" to perform all previous operations.

    If you also have encountered the situation where Windows Vista is lacking in partition space and you want to expand Vista partition with partition manager, please visit the official website and download MiniTool Partition Wizard.