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2 Steps to Fix Low System Reserved Partition Issue on MBR/GPT Disk in Windows 7/8/10

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2016-09-28 17:37:58 Posted by Declan Morris to Manage Partition

Summary:
Your computer got a low system reserved partition in Windows 7/8/10? Need to extend the system reserved partition? This article will tell you how to expand system reserved partition on MBR/GPT disk in Windows 10/8/7 within only 2 steps. Read and find the solution to extend your system reserved partition with ease now.

Being confused by the low system reserved partition problem in Windows 7/8/10 and you are unable to update to new system? Or are you receiving some error messages due to low system reserved partition space? 

Here below you’ll  be able to extend system reserved partition and fix low system reserved partition issues in Windows 7/8/10 on GPT/MBR disk within only two simple steps:

Step 1. Backup all important data and system;
Step 2. Expand system reserved partition on MBR/GPT disk in Windows 10/8/7

           For MBR users: extend system reserved partition
           For GPT disk users:extend system reserved partition

You may think this is not possible, follow and find out how to fix low system reserved partition error and expand your system partition with ease now. 

Step 1. Backup all computer data and even system before extending system reserved partition

It’s highly recommended all Windows uses both MBR and GPT disk users to backup their important data including Windows system firstly before trying methods to extend system reserved partition in Windows 10/8/7 etc.

A free Windows backup software may help you to easily backup all important Windows data or system with simple steps. You can Google EaseUS Todo Backup and then free download the free version to directly backup all Windows data then.

Step 2. Extend system reserved partition in Windows 7/8/10

Usually, system reserved partition will not make any big problems but it still works as an important role for Windows system running smoothly. But when the system reserved partition has low space or error occurs to it, serious problems would happen to Windows system. 
Therefore, it’s highly recommended for users to do not make any changes to the system reserved partition but to keep the size of the partition with 100MB or so. 

It’s also suggested that uses should check the system reserved partition usage situations regularly. However, problems may still happen and low system reserved partition space issue is a top one. So how to fix it? Here below, we’ll offer you effective method to extend the system reserved partition for both MBR disk users and GPT users.

For MBR users: extend system reserved partition

If you are an MBR disk user with low system reserved partition space problem, you can only shrink volume or add mirror to the system reserved partition. No access can be done to extend it.

Unable to extend system reserved partition in Windows disk management.

Here we recommend you to try a free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free which will help you effortlessly extend the MBR disk system reserved partition:

1. Free download and launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition that you want to shrink and leave free space for adding to system reserved partition.
Click Resize/Move partition.

Resize system reserved partition.

2. Drag the left handle of the partition rightward and leave enough space, click OK.
At the bottom of the program, drag all partitions rightward and leave the unallocated free space behind the system reserved partition.

3.Drag the right handle of the system reserved partition rightward and add free space to it. Then click OK > Apply to keep all changes.

Extend system reserved partition in Windows 10/8/7.

Then you have successfully extended system reserved partition with simple clicks. And you can view it at the Disk Management under Windows 10/8/7 etc.

For GPT disk users:extend system reserved partition 

Things may becomes more complicate with GPT disk to extend the system reserved partition. For protecting system security, system reserved partition in GPT disk is usually marked as EFI system partition and it’s usually invisible for users. This will help to avoid some unexpected problems.

However, this may prevent uses from adjusting or resizing system reserved partition in Windows 10/8/7. Here you may follow below recommended solutions to try whether it fix the problem or not:

Method 1. Extend system reserved partition with EaseUS Partition Master Free

Please follow the same steps offered for MBR users to extend system reserved partition. But there are some tips that you should keep notified:

1. If EaseUS Partition Master cannot detect the GPT disk system reserved partition, it cannot help to extend the space;
2. If the system reserved partition is detected as other in the file system and none in the system status, EaseUS Partition Master will not be able to extend or add space to the system reserved partition.

Extend GPT system reserved partition.

Method 2. Search for other solutions to fix low system reserved partition problem

If EaseUS Partition Master Free cannot help to fix the low system reserved partition problem for your system, we’d like to you try to search other solutions online:

  • Google solutions to resize or extend system reserved partition;
  • Try some other partition manager software;
  • Delete system reserved partition (some users tired but not recommended).