Are you able to alter the size the disk partition without reformatting the computer? Yes, for those who have a Windows 7 & or windows Vista installed you can use their built-in procedure to change the size of the partition.
If you have a previous versions of os Windows 95-98 or Windows XP it’s impossible to do this without using any commercial partition software.
Go through steps below to change the partition using Disk Management.
Right-click on my Computer then select Manage
- Click Disk Management located under Storage
- You will need to shrink a volume first if there is no unallocated space but when you have any unallocated space you can use it to expand the specific volume
- To shrink a volume, right-click on the volume then simply click Shrink Volume, then adjust the space to create some unallocated space.
- After adjusting space, click Shrink to decrease the size of the particular partition
- You can now use that space to increase another partition size
- To increase the partition, right-click on the partition you want to increase then select Extend Volume.
Here’s what you have to remember about the unallocated space Ought to be contiguous connecting space behind the volume you would like to increase or it will not work out or maybe the Extend Volume option will stay greyed out.
Should you experience trouble performing the partition resizing using Windows built in tool you may want to look into some alternative options. You can use EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition. It is a free program which allows you to definitely extend partition and manage disk space easily and trouble free. It can do the job everytime without fail.