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Resize system primary partition

  • Computer user knows well that once the partition is created, it will be difficult to be resized primarily because the system partition is simultaneously involved once the computer is started when no operation should be performed upon the involved partition. Still using the built in disk management tool to resize partitions is quite hard unless user is willing to reinstall operating system. To ensure a workable operating system as well as resize partition, user now needs a third-party partition manager, such as MiniTool Partition Wizard which is able to resize partition free of charge without damaging data and operating system.

    What is primary partition?
    User should know the partition formats at first before understanding primary. Generally, partition comprises primary partition and extended partition among which extended partition contains logical partition. Commonly, a disk is composed by four primary partitions to be activated as boot partition. As is known to us, Windows operating system also regards primary partition as boot partition and operates system by calling the boot code. In other word, operating system would fail to boot without boot partition.

    About boot partition:
    Boot partition is the partition containing system files in Windows folder. Usually, these partitions are the same, especially when computer is installed with one operating system. Another term active partition depicts the system partition used to start computer.

    Reasons to resize partition:
    1. Excessive installation of software and applications, resulting in insufficient partition space to slow the computer operating speed.
    2. Oversize partitions are allocated when user installs operating system. Therefore, user should resize partition to make the most of disk space effectively.
    3. Some particular software requires to be installed on system partition whose space is always too small.

    How to resize partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard?
    To resize system partition, user should first download MiniTool Partition Wizard at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center for free.
    After successful installation, user would come to following interface when running MiniTool Partition Wizard.



    This is the initialization interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, it will enter main interface in a few seconds.



    According to the red zone in above interface, user could know this partition is active partition. To resize this partition, user should first select and right click it, then click "Move/Resize" to enter next interface:



    In this interface, user could set the size of partition by dragging the left and right arrow or enter concrete value in the below blank. After that, please click "OK":



    Lastly, user should click "Apply" at the top left corner. In this process computer needs to be restarted. After that, the partition will be successfully resized.