Compare 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 partition software. However, do you know the differences between Windows Vista Disk Management and partition software, such as EaseUS Partition Master?
What can Windows Vista Disk Management do?
Create, Delete, Format, Change drive letter, Set Active, Shrink/Extend NTFS partition, Explore/Open partition, GPT disk support
What can Windows Vista Disk Management not do?
Move partition, Shrink/Extend FAT, Convert FAT to NTFS, Hide, Label partition, Partition Scheme, Delete all partitions, Check Partition.
The most inconvenient is that Windows Vista Disk Management cannot move partitions, that is to say, if the unallocated space is not on the right of and next to the partition that you want to extend, you cannot extend it. For example, if you shrink Partition C 10G and want to add the space to Partition D, which is next to Partition C, you will find that you are not allowed to but only create new partition with this space. Only when the space is on the right of Partition D, you can extend it.
Are you looking for magic disk partition software for Vista 64 bit Operating System? What are the factors that you concern about most when choosing disk partition software for Vista 64 bit? Well, you might be a computer expert who is not afraid of operating complex computer program. But I believe you still would like to make things simple, not to mention those who are not good at computer. So, easy-to-use disk partition software for Vista 64 bit might be preferred by most computer users. Moreover, nobody wants to lose any data while using disk partition software to partition Windows Vista 64 bit, and therefore the program you choose must be safe to use. And this article will introduce such a magic disk partition software for Vista 64 bit.
It's not difficult to check whether your Windows Vista is 32 bit or 64 bit. Just follow these steps:
Click the Start menu -> Right-click on Computer -> Choose properties
Then you will be led to the following screen:
The label "System Type" under the System section will tell you whether you're running the 32-bit version of Vista or the 64-bit.
Before knowing what kind of disk partition software for Vista 64 bit is easy and safe to use, you might want to get better understanding of Windows Vista 64 bit.
Generally speaking, the 64-bit editions of Windows Vista are for the serious computer users who have advanced high-performance needs and are running a computer system with a 64-bit processor. These editions bring together Windows Vista innovation with cutting-edge PC hardware to deliver access to vast amounts of memory, stronger security, and a new level of reliability. Security features such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Microsoft's PatchGuard provide an additional layer of security against threats, while increased memory capabilities improve the performance of applications with heavy memory demands.
Speaking of partition management under Vista 64 bit, you may think of the Disk Management utility built in Windows Vista Operating System instead of a third party disk partition software for Vista 64 bit. Yes, you are allowed to create, delete, format, extend or shrink Vista partition, etc, with the functions provided by Disk Management. However, do you think those functions are good enough to help you maximize the performance of your Windows Vista computer? More importantly, if you have the experience in using Disk Management to extend or shrink Vista partition, you may have found that it's not very convenient to adjust the partition size. Want to resize Vista partition more intuitively? Besides, you may also worry about the safety of your data while extending or shrinking the Vista partition. Then you need an easy and safe third party disk partition software for Vista 64 bit as discussed at the beginning of this article.
1. In common situation, people use FAT or NTFS file system as their system partition. No matter your system partition is FAT or NTFS, the following steps are just the same. The only difference is that if your system partition is NTFS, you can extend NTFS system partition without rebooting; if your system partition is FAT, to extend FAT system partition, reboot is a must.
2. For your data safety, we strongly suggest you backup data with this free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free before resizing partitions.
The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.
If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.
2. Select partition E:, right click it, select "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize E drive. Then there will be unallocated space behind E: drive.
3. Move E: drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.
4. Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).
5. Click Apply.
For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.
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