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How to Make Windows System Partition Bigger without Losing Files

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    Question: since Microsoft says 32 bit Windows 7 requires 16GB hard disk space, I just allocated the Windows partition with 30GB space during installation. However, there is only 500MB space left now, so how to make this Windows system partition bigger without losing my important files?

    Answer: You may either resort to system build-in disk management utility or ask third party partitioning freeware for help. Nevertheless, there must be contiguous unallocated space on the right side of system partition if users want to enlarge it in disk management. Of course, we can delete the right contiguous partition to release such a space, but data loss will emerge unless we make a backup in advance. Well then, is it a wise choice to enlarge Windows system partition by using third party software? After seeing how partitioning tool helps make Windows system partition bigger, users will get the answer.

    There is partitioning freeware which extends a certain partition by taking unused space from other partitions or borrowing space from any unallocated space on the same disk, and MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good choice since it completes extending in easy operations and without data loss. Next, let’s see detailed steps.

    How to Make Windows System Partition Bigger with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Step 1: launch the freeware to get its starting interface and choose “Launch Application” module to get the window below:

    minitool partition wizad main interface

    Step 2: select the Windows system partition which needs enlarging and click “Extend Partition”.

    how to make windows system partition bigger take unused space

    Step 3: choose an existing partition or unallocated space on the same disk to take free space to extend the target partition, and then drag sliding handle to decide how much space to take and click “OK” to confirm operation.

    how to make windows system partition bigger apply changes

    Step 4: click “Apply” button on the top to apply all changes. Note: since the system partition saves Windows which is running, users need to restart the computer, which is to protect data. Please do as told, and the partitioning freeware will enlarge Windows system partition in boot mode. Once all operations are completed, the computer will reboot, and then we will find the system partition has been extended.

    If users want to get tutorial help on how to make Windows system partition bigger or want to get more details, please click Extend Partition.