A system drive partition is extremely important on a hard disk with Windows system
files and application programs installed in it. Generally, a drive letter "C" is
assigned to system partition. This partition will influence the system performance
of your computer and the running speed of programs and games. Thus, when you are
running out of disk space on a system drive C partition, you have to learn how to
increase more free space to optimize the system partition.
In addition, when you bought a computer; you spent much time installing your system,
applications and allocating your partitions. Meanwhile you are satisfied with every
thing you have done. But day after day, you are getting more and more data in your
system drive and realize that the space is not enough for it, while the other drives
have a lot of free space. Your partition mode is unbalanced. In this situation, you
also need to how to expand system partition.
When speaking of disk partition management, maybe at once you come into mind is that
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 include a built-in
functionality in Disk Management to shrink and expand partitions. As we know,
typically, you might barge up against for some reasons, such as "Extend Volume"
option is grayed out unavailable, or there is no contiguous unallocated space next
to the system partition etc. If your system is Windows XP, 2000 and 2003, there are
no ways to resize/extend/shrink partition due to no built-in partition utility in
these OSs. Therefore, a third-party partition manager software is demanded for
extending system drive.
There is much partition manager software in the wide market. Some partition tools can
only create, delete and format partition, to choose reliable and easy to use
partition software is not an easy path. However, AOMEI Technology's Partition
Assistant is an excellent partition tool that you desired. Partition Assistant
Standard Edition as a trustable partition freeware is your best choice when you need
to manage your disk partition by using some useful functions such as resize/move
partition, extend/shrink partition, create/delete/format partition and more
features. This free version (Standard Edition) will flawlessly work on Windows
2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 Operating Systems (32bit & 64bit). Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional Edition and Server Edition are
specifically designated for advanced users and Windows server users in order to
provide more advanced features and server support.
We have a user with 60GB hard drive on his laptop. He tell us that the system drive C
partition is insufficient free space (only 500MB free space), which lead that the
application programs is running slowly. So he has to increase the system drive size,
but this failed to do this through using Windows built-in disk manager. Google on
Partition Manager, the free Partition Assistant is found casually, thus he
successfully resize his Windows system partition, get more free space and optimize
system performance. Below are steps of the detailed resizing partition via this free
partition manager assistant:
Step1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant, this is the main interface.
Step2. Right click on D drive, choose Resize Partition.
Step3. On the disk panel, the partition size is displayed graphically in
the dialog box. The graphical rectangle depicts the used and unused space within the
partition. When the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, drag the handle to
the partition size you want. You can directly input a proper size to the Partition Size
Box, and then click OK button. After that, you will see there is unallocated space next
to D drive.
Step4. Right-click on C drive and choose Merge Partition.
Step5. Choose Unallocated Space and click OK.
Step6. Click the Apply button on the top toolbar to execute the pending
operation then you will see C drive is 319.7GB (69.15GB larger than before).
From the mentioned above, we know that, although Disk Management can help you
manage your partition without the third-party software, it has limitations for extending
volume. While, with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can extend your C drive to
avoid low disk space running in seconds. It is a good choice for you to manage your
In the AOMEI Partition Assistant, it most shining point is that it is able to
resize/extend/shrink/move system drive partition without any losing data. It is
high-efficient during the process of resizing system drive for it adopts extra
capability to analyze sector-grade data to boost speed. Based on the above steps,
you have learned the partition manager can promptly process all of partition
operations to assist you or a green hand.
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