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Extend boot partition

  • Many users may be not very familiar with boot partition, and they even think system partition is boot partition. In fact, they are wrong. Although both boot partition and system partition store system files and some supporting files, there may be several system partitions if we install multiple operating systems while there is only one boot partition. The reason why they think system partition is boot partition is that most computers only install one operating system. Under this situation, the only system partition becomes boot partition on default. Actually, users who have rich experience of installing Windows 7 may know sometimes an independent partition with the size of 200M will appear. After we check it with professional tool, we will find it stores boot files used to boot operating system, and this partition is boot partition on default. At this time, boot partition becomes an independent partition.

    Why do we need to extend boot partition?
    Reading here, many users will think why we are talking about extending boot partition suddenly. The reason is that extending boot partition can optimize operating system performance. Many computer users often ask the question whether there is a way to quicken computer running efficiency. Aiming at this question, some users think about promoting computer built-in hardware system, which is really an effective method. However, promoting hardware system means costing a large amount of money, and many users are unwilling to adopt this method. Well then, is there a way to promote computer performance without costing money? The answer is positive, namely allocating storage space for boot partition and system partition reasonably. Long-term observation proves that computer crash or slow running efficiency in many situations is mainly caused by boot partition space insufficiency or system partition space insufficiency. To solve these kinds of problems, the best way is to extend boot partition to meet the space demands for booting and running operating system.

    How to extend boot partition?
    Many users may feel worried when we mention operating boot partition, because boot partition stores extremely important system files. If we delete or damage some important system files by accident, the operating system may crash and other important data may be lost. In fact, in today's world where computer software technology develops so rapidly, it is not so difficult and dangerous to extend boot partition as we imagine, and an excellent partition magic is enough. With excellent partition magic, we can extend boot partition without influencing data and rebooting the computer. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a kind of professional partition magic.

    Operations of extending boot partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard are very easy, but we need to download this partition magic from its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ first, and then install it on our computer. Next, run it to begin to extend boot partition.



    The above interface is the main interface of this partition magic. From the main interface, we can see the boot partition C partition which needs extending. To extend partition, there must be unallocated space neighboring to the boot partition. Here, we shrink F partition to release unallocated space. Select F partition, and then click "Move/Resize" to enter the next interface.



    This is the partition resizing interface. Here, drag the left triangle rightwards to shorten the partition handle to shrink F partition. After settings are finished, please click "OK" to go back to the main interface.



    The above main interface shows F partition has been shrunk and an unallocated space located between F partition and the boot partition appears. At this time, select the boot partition, and then click "Move/Resize" button.



    Here, drag the right triangle rightwards to lengthen the partition handle to extend boot partition, and then click "OK" to go back to the main interface.



    From the preview, we can see boot partition C partition has been extended. Next, click "Apply" to perform original operations to extend boot partition.

    As a matter of fact, our computer does not achieve its optimized performance in the process of daily use. If the computer runs slowly or it is difficult to boot the computer, please do not promote computer hardware system blindly to enhance computer performance. What we need to do first is search for the real reasons. If these kinds of problems are caused by boot partition space insufficiency, extending boot partition timely is the best choice.