When a partition in Windows XP is running out of space, you need to increase the partition size. How to increase partition size in Windows XP? This article will show you how to increase partition size Windows XP with a Windows XP partition manager.
Windows XP is an old and classic Windows operating system. It is said that just over half of businesses still have at least one PC running Windows XP. In this case, to know how to increase partition size in Windows XP is necessary.
If you don’t know how to increase Windows XP partition, you may come across problems like this user:
“Recently I found my partition bar is showing red in Windows Explorer and Windows XP system always told me there is low disk space and suggested me to delete some old or unnecessary files to free space. I downloaded many applications and saved many files in the partition D. Is there any way to help me solve this issue? Could I increase partition size in Windows XP? Please assist me.”.
This situation shows you a true example about low disk space issue during the process of using a hard drive. Well, how to extend partition Windows XP?
Disk Management Cannot Resize Windows XP Partition
When it comes to expanding partition to increase Windows XP partition size, some of you may consider using Windows built-in Disk Management to perform this operation. However, the Disk Management in Windows XP doesn’t provide such a function to help you to resize partition.
As you can see from the following screenshots, there is no Extend Volume and Shrink Volume feature. The functions of Disk Management are much limited. (You can reach here by following this path: My Computer – Manage – Disk Management.)
In this case, since Windows XP built-in Disk Management cannot resize hard disk partitions, you need to resort to a third-party software. And using a professional Windows XP partition manager to resize Windows XP partition is very simple and effortless.
Two Ways to Free Increase Windows XP Partition Size
As to increase Windows XP partition size, it is recommended to use a free Windows XP partition manager – MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, which supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a reliable and reputable partition manager. As a leading partition management utility, MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition possesses many advanced features than the Disk Management in Windows XP.
It helps users to reconfigure hard disk space by using its functions like create partition, resize partition, extend partition, and merge partition. Moreover, it provides users with many popular and advanced features for free, such as migrate OS to HD/SSD, check file system, convert MBR to GPT without data loss, convert FAT to NTFS, wipe disk, etc.
To increase Windows XP partition size with MiniTool Partition Wizard, here are two ways for your reference.
Increase Partition Size in Windows XP When There Is Adjacent Unallocated Space
Step 1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition by clicking the following button. Install it on your computer and launch it to get the main interface.
Step2. Here you can see many partition features in the left pane after selecting a partition. Select the partition you want to resize and click Move/Resize Partition feature.
Step 3. Then drag the slider to occupy the disk space. Like this, you can increase partition size in Windows XP.
Step 3. Finally, click Apply to perform the changes.
Windows XP Extend Partition When There Is No Unallocated Space
Step 1. Launch this free software. Then right click the target partition and select Extend Partition from the left action panel.
Step 2. Then you can extend the partition by taking free space from other partition on the same disk. Move the slider to ensure how much free space you want to get.
Step 3. At last, click Apply to finish all operations.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition provides you a simple way to increase partition size Windows XP. If you like this, try at once.
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