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How to Resize Windows Hard Drive Partition?

Windows Vista

Widows is the first operating environment, being introduced by Microsoft in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS. As we all know, it is a series of Operating System and soon plays a dominant role in the worldwide computer market. There is a convincing testimony that at the 2004 IDC Directions conference, it is stated that Windows had approximately 90% of the client Operating System market.

Microsoft has released Windows Vista in 2006 and 2007. Windows Vista is an operating system in several variations for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Compared with the other Operating Systems in Windows family, Vista contains a new feature which allows users to resize partition without any additional software. Previously, resizing partition is only available by using additional resize partition software.

Resizing partition with Windows Vista built-in function

In consideration that most of people still do not know how to resize partition in vista. We would like to give you some directions as follows:

1) Click on the Start menu

2) Right click on Computer and click on Manage

Windows Vista Start Menu

3) You may get a User Account Control dialog here; just click Continue

4) In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk Management

Disk Management

5) Here, you will find your partitions on your disks. Right click on the partition you'd like to modify and it turns out a box

Partitions Management

6) Click on Shrink Volume or Extend Volume and you will see a dialog box as below

Shrink C

7). In this dialog box, you can choose the exact amount of space you want to shrink. Just select your settings and click the Shrink button and resizing partition has been finished.

Almighty partition manager for Windows operating systems

Though, Windows Vista has the ability to shrink and expand a partition, it cannot move partitions. Even if you can shrink a partition, you cannot expand other partitions until you move the unallocated space behind them. And how about the other Windows Operating Systems like Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003/2008 and Windows XP? You can just rely on partition software as we indicated before. Here we recommend EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

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EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition works perfectly with hardware RAID and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Non-Server 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8 (32 and 64) bit systems.

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