Friday, April 18, 2014

Windows Solution | How To Extend System Partition Without Losing Any Data

How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
When you install a fresh copy of windows operating system on your PC, you have to divide your Hard disk space into 2 or more partitions. After that, you need to choose what partition as primary drive on which you install your fresh copy of windows operating system, and the other one or two partitions for storing your data.

Generally, when you install many heavy programs on drive C. And after you install all those program, you can ran out of space on your drive C and windows will continuously shows you a message to clean up the system partition in order to free some space. Also you are not able to install new programs on your computer due to less space on your system partition or Drive C.

One way to increase the size of your system partition by installing a fresh copy of windows operating system and assign more space to system partition or drive C. In this case you will loose all your important files and data stored on your drive C. and a lot of time will consume to restore all your lost programs. In this tutorial I will show you an easy way to increase the size of your system partition without loosing any data. Also you can extend the size of any other partition by following this tutorial.

How To Extend System Partition Without Losing Any Data:
  1. First You need to download the Partition manager software called AOMEI Partition Assistant. It will lead you to CNET download website. Click download and your download will be started. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  2. After you download it. Double click to install the program. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  3. After installation run the program and it will show you all the partitions with their capacity and free space. My drive C size is 15GB and I want to make it 20GB, I want to increase the size of about 5GB. The 5GB space will come from one of my other partitions which is drive D. So I must have at least 5GB of free space on my partition whose free space will be merged into drive C. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  4. Select the partition, in order to select the partition simply left click on it and it will be highlighted. After selecting the partition right click on it and select Resize Partition. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  5. Reduce the size of partition either by moving the circular points or by entering the size manually. Then click Ok. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  6. Click Apply button on the top left corner to start the operation. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  7. Click proceed to start the operation and wait for the operation to complete. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  8. It will notify you after the completion, then click ok. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  9. After the process completed, you can see unallocated space(5Gb) in the main window. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  10. At this point we need to merge this unallocated space into Drive C to increase its size. This time Select The drive C and right click on it and select Merge Partitions. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  11. Select the drive which you want to extend (in my case drive C) and the unallocated space using the check boxes and click ok. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  12. Again click Apply button on the top left corner to start the operation. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  13. Click Proceed and click yes.  
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  14. Wait for the operations to complete. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  15. It will notify you after the completion, then click ok. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  16. After this Check your partitions and you will see that the size of drive C is increased and Size of drive D is reduced by same amount. 
    How To Partition Hard Drive Without Losing Data
  17. Also check your drives C/D and your data or files should be intact and safe if you follow the above steps carefully.
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