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How to Resize Partition in Windows 7/XP/Vista

Why need to resize partition?

When the computer is used for a long time, you may have encountered the message: the drive C is running out of space. Many users always feel annoying and disable this “low disk space” warning message without hesitation. While it’s really not wise to do this, lots of computer problems are caused by this unreasonable allocation of partition. You need to resize your partition, or your computer will be fighting for the precious space and will run much slowly. And there could be worse situation. When the system finishes up the physical RAM memory, it will try to create virtual memory with a great mass of hard drive space. And if there is not enough hard drive space available, your programs may fail and your system may just fall down and go boom. Resizing your partition will be the most time-saving and easiest solution to this issue.

How to resize partition in Windows 7/XP?

Usually, the most convenient way to resize partition is to use a third-party partition software, such as Spotmau PowerSuite Golden, which can help you to resize your partition in Windows 7 or XP in 3 easy steps.

Step 1. Choose the partition for resizing

Launch PowerSuite Golden, go to “Disk Management”, and choose “Partition Genius”. Then select the partition that you are going to resize, and hit “Partition Management” on the top menu, choose “Resize” on the drop-down list.

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Step 2. Set the size for increasing or reducing partition

When entering the resize interface, there are two options for you. You can choose to increase or reduce the selected partition according to your need. And you also can choose to reduce or increase partition in the beginning or in the end of the partition. Choose and check it.

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Step 3. Start to resize partition in Windows 7/XP

After setting the new size, click “OK” and the resizing work begins. During the resizing, the progress bar shows you the process in text, such the percent completed and time elapsed. When the work is done, there will be a message reminding you that the operation completed.

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Now you have completed to resize partitions in Windows 7/XP. This is only talking about how to resize your partition. If you want to create, delete, format your partition, or even tune up your computer by clearing all redundant junk files, Spotmau PowerSuite Golden can do these all for you, as well as Windows recovery, disk clone, password finder, and more.