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Increase partition size XP

  • It is believed that every computer user is familiar with the classic Windows XP operating system of Microsoft. Windows XP is the first Microsoft's customer-facing operating system based on Windows NT framework and once held the highest market share and most customers. When using Windows XP, many users may have encountered the problem of lack of partition space and most of the users are helpless in this situation. Unlike the later released Windows 7, Windows XP has no function of increasing partition size in its built-in disk management tool and it can only realize creating partition, deleting partition, formatting partition and some other basic partition management operations, so the problem of insufficient partition space can not be solved with the built-in utility in Windows XP. At this time, the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard is able to deal with the difficulty easily. With the free partition magic, we can increase partition size in XP and data security is warranted as well.

    Users may feel it miraculous. Then we'll demonstrate how to increase partition size in XP with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
    Firstly, we need to visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download and install the free partition magic to the computer. It is not suggested that the partition manager be installed in the partition to be extended, in order to avoid the inconvenience of restarting computer. Then launch the partition manager.



    From the main interface, we can see the distribution condition of disk and partition in the computer. Select the partition that will be increased and click "Move/Resize" to increase the partition.



    In this interface of Move/Resize Partition, we can see partition size in the area of "Size And Location" and then drag the two triangles to resize partition.



    After the resizing, click "OK" to go back to the main interface to preview the effect.



    In the main interface, we can see the selected partition has increased and a pending operation appears in the left "Operations Pending" area. Click "Apply" to perform the operation of increasing partition size. It is reminded that in the process of extending partition size, there must be unallocated space in the disk; otherwise, the operation can not be achieved. We can shrink the partition with much unused space to get the unallocated space.

    Other function information of MiniTool Partition Wizard
    You may have known something about the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard through the demonstration of increasing partition size. In the main interface, there are also many other partition management functions. For more information, please visit the official website. More video demonstrations are provided for the sake of user's further learning.