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How to reduce partition size with free hard disk drive partition manager?

Why to reduce disk partition size?

Following is two situations to reduce partition size:

  1. Reduce partition size and create new partition for data storage or installing the second Operating System. For example, I want to install Linux on my laptop, the HD of 80GB is set up as a single partition for Windows XP. How to reduce partition size of Windows XP and add a second partition for use by Linux.
  2. Reduce partition size and increase other partition size. For example: The system partition is out of space, I want to reduce partition D size and extend C drive, how to do it?

If you have little computer knowledge when you encounter these problems to reduce your partition size, you will look for solution in website and forum. Now you don't take much more time to look for answer, this article will let you know how to reduce partition size.

Reduce partition size with Disk Management

Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 built in Disk Management can reduce partition size by its "Shrink Volume" feature. However, if you want to extend partition after reducing partition size, there must be some unallocated space behind the partition which you want to extend. Otherwise, you cannot extend partition with unallocated space, because Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 built in Disk Management cannot move partition and let the unallocated space behind the partition which you want to extend. So the third partition manager software is required.

Partition manager software to reduce disk partiiton size

As partition manager software, EaseUS Partition Master can extend partition size and reduce partition size safely with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature. Besides "Resize/Move partition" feature, EaseUS Partition Master also provides copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, convert partition, split partition, merge partitions, Convert dynamic disk to basic disk, and partition recovery, etc. to manage your disk partitions more easily and safely. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without reboot.

How to reduce partition size with free hard drive partition manager?

As free hard disk drive partition manager software, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition can easily reduce partition size by its "Resize/Move partition" feature under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32/64 bit.

The following is step-by-step instruction to reduce partition size with EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.

Tips: Before you reduce your partition,we strongly recommend you backup data with free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free or tools built in Operating System.

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Free partition manager software

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.

Resize the data partition

3. Click OK.

4. Click Apply.

For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.

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