Make and Add Unallocated Space to System Partition in Windows XP

Do you want to make unallocated space on Windows XP so that you can add it to extend the size of system partition? Unallocated space usually refers to the partition that has not been formatted, so you need to shrink a partition if you want to get some unallocated space on Windows XP. This article will share all ways to create unallocated space and add it to system partition C drive on Windows XP.

How to Make Unallocated Space on Windows XP?

If you want to create unallocated space on Windows XP, you usually have two choices:
1. Delete a partition on Windows XP under Disk Management
2. Squeeze unallocated space from other partitions by using partition software

Method 1: Delete partition to make unallocated space on Windows XP

Usually, you can use this method if there are many partitions on your Windows XP computer. First of all, you should move all data from the partition you want to delete to another partition. Of course, you can remain the data on the partition if it is not important to you. What you should know is that all data will be deleted immediately when you delete the partition on your computer. After moving all data to another partition or storage media, you can open Windows XP Disk Management and delete the partition. The deleted partition will show as unallocated space once the delete is finished on Windows XP.

Method 2: Squeeze unallocated space from partition by using partition software

If you can use a partition magic tool, it will be easier to get unallocated space by squeezing free space from other partition on the same hard disk.

Add Unallocated Space to Windows XP System Partition

Usually, you may want to create and add unallocated space to system partition on Windows XP because it reports low disk space warning on C drive. You also have two choices to add unallocated space to C drive on Windows XP:

1. Add unallocated space to extend system partition with Windows XP Disk Management

With existing unallocated space on Windows XP, you can add it to expand the size of system partition by opening Disk Management in Windows XP. Windows XP Disk Management is grayed out and fails to extend partition when you attempt to adding the unallocated space? In this situation, you should check if the unallocated space is contiguous to the system partition. You will fail to move the unallocated space to C partition if the unallocated space is not adjacent to it. If you meet this problem, you can do following things:

Solution 1: If you want to extend C drive with unallocated space, you had better delete D drive (which shows behind C drive) to create unallocated space. Thus, the unallocated space will show close to C drive.

Solution 2: If the unallocated space has been created and shows not contiguous to system partition, you can run partition manager to move the unallocated space close to the system partition.

2. Windows XP partition software to move unallocated space to system partition

Windows XP partition software provides an easy way to add the unallocated space to increase the size of system partition.

Partition Tool for Windows XP to Create and Add Unallocated Space for C Drive

As mentioned above, you can create and add unallocated space for C drive on Windows XP by using partition tool. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is such a free and useful partition tool that is compatible with Windows XP 32 & 64 bit operating system. Therefore, you can use it to redistribute disk space on Windows XP when there is insufficient space on system partition.

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