To date, Windows 7 has been released for a long time, and Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. Therefore, a lot of XP users want to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7. Nevertheless, some of them may encounter the situation where there is no extra partition under Windows XP to store Windows 7. What should users do under this situation? Most users would give the same answer, namely creating a new partition, but what if there is no unallocated space available to create new partition? At this time, users need to resize partition under Windows XP by using third-party partition manager.
After knowing specific solutions, users would want to download an excellent partition manager. Try using MiniTool Partition Wizard if you can not find desired software. It helps resize partition (including extending partition and shrinking partition) under Windows XP in several clicks and without bringing any influence on data. Next, let’s see detailed operations.
Firstly, download partition manager from the downloading page and install it on computer. Then, run it to open the main interface:
Since users need an unallocated space, they can choose the function “Move/Resize Partition” to shrink a partition so as to get unallocated space. Here, we take shrinking partition F for example. Please select this partition and choose the suggested function to shrink partition. Detailed operating prompts will be provided, so users can complete this work very easily. After getting desired unallocated space, please click the function “Create Partition” from the action panel to create a new partition. At last, click “Apply” button to apply all changes to computer. After that, to resize partition and to create new partition under Windows XP are completed, and then users can install Windows 7 to the newly created partition now.
If users also want to dual boot Windows 7 in Windows XP but there is no available partition to store Windows 7, resize partition under Windows XP by using partition manager to solve the problem.