Question from answers.microsoft.com:
After installing Win 7 on C: with other programs that partition is getting too close to full. How do I add from logical partition to increase size of c:?
When we have a computer at hand, the first thing we need to do is to install operating system like Windows XP. However, in the process of installing OS, we may partition hard drive unreasonably, since we do not know how much data we will store in each partition finally after a period of time… thus, a certain partition may run out of space, especially the C drive. Therefore, we may get into the trouble of how to extend partition Windows XP. At this time, the partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard can distinguish itself.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful partition magic alternative that has been used and trusted by millions of Windows users. It has five editions: free, professional, server, enterprise and technician. Among the five editions, free edition is fascinating, for it offers as many useful features as we can think of, like extend partition, shrink partition, move partition, migrate OS, convert MBR to GPT and vice versa in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10… Aiming at how to extend partition in Windows XP, MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition provides users with corresponding functions to solve this problem easily.
Next, let’s see how it works on resize partition Windows XP.
At first, we need to download this free partition magic from the official website. After installing it to computer and opening it, we can see its main interface where all hard drives are displayed in the middle pane. Take extend C drive Windows XP for example:
Step 1: Click Partition C and choose “Extend Partition“.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, pull down the selection box and choose a location to take some free space. We can also choose unallocated space that is not following the target partition, which is a deficiency in Disk Management.
Step 3: Finally click “Apply” to put this change into effect.
In fact, there is another method offered by this free partition magic, please read on.
Click on Partition F and choose “Move/Resize Partition“. Then drag partition F rightwards. Please note the location of Partition F and the unallocated space in our example. After the dragging, the unallocated space will be adjacent with partition C. Finally click on partition C and choose “Move/Resize Partition” again to occupy the unallocated space. Don’t forget to press “Apply” in the end.
If the unallocated space is right behind the target partition to be extended, use “Move/Resize Partition” to occupy the unallocated space directly.
See, MiniTool Partition Wizard is very smart to deal with such kind of problems. In our example, we have displayed two ways to extend C drive Windows XP. Also, we can use this free tool to do a bundle of other things apart from resize partition Windows XP (see full features). Why not try it out by yourself?