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How to Shrink Windows Partition with Ease

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2016-10-25 13:24:30 Posted by Declan Morris to Resource

Summary:
Cannot shrink a volume in Windows? Don’t worry! Here we show you how to shrink Windows partition in all complex situations. Just choose the one works best for you to shrink partition with ease.

Why you need shrink Windows partition?

In some situations, Windows users are required to shrink a volume or partition for certain purpose. For example, when you want to install multi-systems such as Fedora 9 on computer which already has Windows operating system, you may need to shrink a Windows partition and create a new partition using the free disk space for the Fedora 9. Or when you suffer low disk space issue and want to extend system partition, but there is no unallocated space behind the partition. At this moment, you need to shrink a Windows partition to free up some disk space for C drive. No matter for what reason you need to shrink a partition in Windows, here we introduce you two ways to do this job in all complex cases.

Method 1:  Shrink Windows partition with free Disk Management tool

Disk management tool is a Windows built-in feature that allows you to manage disk partition and make full use of disk space. It is helpful to resize partition at most times. To shrink Windows partition with Disk Management tool, follow these steps:

1. Type "disk management" at the search bar and open Disk Management tool.

2. Right-click the partition you want to shrink in Disk Management and choose "shrink volume" option.

3. Specify the partition size and click "Shrink" to shrink the partition.

Shrink Windows partition with free Disk Management tool

Method 2:  Shrink Windows partition with EaseUS partition software

EaseUS Partition Master, a  professional partition management software offered by third-party manufacturer is also available to shrink partition in Windows. Compared with Windows disk management tool, this program offers more attractive features, like: extend system partition without rebootCopy dynamic disk,Create, Delete, Resize/MoveCopyMerge or Format partition, etc. All these advanced features makes it powerful enough to deal with some disk related jobs in some complex situations. Now, to shrink Windows partition with EaseUS partition software, follow these steps:

1. Lauch EaseUS partition software, right-click the partition you want to shrink and choose "Resize/Move partition" option.

Shrink Windows partition with EaseUS partition software

2. You can resize the partition by specifying partition size.

3. Apply all the pending operation and reboot your Windows operating system.

Finishing all the above steps, then you can successfully shrink the partition and get some unallocated space with which you can create a new partition or extend other partition as you wish.

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Another version - EaseUS Partition Master Unlimited Edition is available to fulfill the needs of large enterprises. By using the bootable CD you needn't to install any software on the machine and accomplish server partition without interfering with the operation system. If you want to resize partition, this Windows partition software is the right product for you. Try NOW!