Free to Extend System Partition on Windows 10 without Reformat

Can you extend system partition for free without formatting disk on Windows 10? System partition is an essential part on every computer, because your computer will run into different troubles when a system partition runs out of disk space. When Windows 10 says that there is insufficient free space on system partition, you can use different methods to resolve the problem such as using disk cleanup, reinstalling system, deleting data, etc. However, the best and most useful way is to extend the space of system partition on Windows 10. This article will introduce free solutions for system partition extending without formatting on Windows 10.

Free to Extend System Partition with Windows 10 Disk Management

Extend volume and shrink volume are basic and easy task in Windows 10 by using its built-in Disk Management. You can resize hard disk to extend its system partition or data partition with Windows 10 Disk Management.

After open Disk Management in Windows 10, you may find that it has the ability to shrink partition and extend partition. Do you think that you can easily shrink a partition to create unallocated space and then add the unallocated space to system partition by using extend volume option? If you have ever tried to do so, you may find that you often fail to extend system partition with unallocated space after shrinking partition. You meet this problem because the unallocated space is not contiguous to system partition. If you want to get contiguous unallocated space, you should delete the partition which is located behind system partition. The unallocated space will show close to system partition by deleting the partition behind system partition. Then, you can successfully add the contiguous unallocated space to system partition under Disk Management in Windows 10.

Free to Expand System Partition without Formatting Windows 10 by Diskpart

Diskpart is a command line on Windows 10, which has the ability to extend partition on your computer. Diskpart is more not so easy to handle, but it is still a good choice for partition extending when you cannot find any other methods. You can use Diskpart to extend volume on Windows 10 as long as there is contiguous unallocated space on the same hard disk. However, the bad news is that you will usually meet the problem that Diskpart cannot extend system partition on Windows 10. It is a limitation of Diskpart command, so it is impossible to expand system partition without formatting on Windows 10 by using Diskpart command.

Windows 10 Partition Software for System Partition Extending without Format

Although you can extend system partition or data partition without formatting by using Windows 10 built-in disk management tool, it has many limitations. If you are trying to looking for a much easier solution for system partition extending without any limitation, you can use Windows 10 partition software.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is a free partition magic tool, which supports not only Windows 10 but also other Windows operating system. Therefore, you can use this partition software to extend system partition. By using this software, you can increase the size of system partition on Windows 10 with simple three steps, namely, shrink partition to create unallocated space > move unallocated space close to system partition > add the unallocated space to system partition.
Since IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is able to resize hard drive without needing to repartition it, you can extend system partition without reinstalling or reformat disk. Therefore, you do not need to backup any data, this partition software can help expand system partition space whether it has FAT32 or NTFS file system without requiring you to format the disk or reboot your PC.

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