Since Windows XP does not contain any built-in partition tool to resize hard drive, it is usually more difficult to increase the size of C drive on Windows XP. Usually, you have to reinstall Windows XP and reallocate disk space to allocate space to C drive on Windows XP. And finally, you have to format the disk in order to use it normally on your computer. Then, is there a free way to increase the size of C drive on Windows XP without formatting disk on PC?
Since you cannot extend C drive system partition without relying on any software on Windows XP, you may try to free up disk space on C drive when your PC says C drive runs out of disk space on Windows XP. You can try following methods:
1. Use Disk Cleanup to free up disk space on Windows XP C drive
2. Uninstall unnecessary software from C partition in Windows XP
3. Install all program or Apps on another partition instead of C drive
You can increase the size of C drive on Windows XP without relying on any tool, but the process is usually complex. Therefore, many PC users feel it difficult to resize hard drive on Windows XP for C drive increasing. If you have any problem to extend C drive on Windows XP, you can follow the guide below:
Step1. Backup all important data on Windows XP to another media like external hard drive.
Step2. Start to reinstall Windows XP operating system on your computer after data backup.
Step3. You can use a CD to reinstall Windows XP, during which you can repartition hard disk and format each partition after repartitioning.
Step4. You should reallocate enough free space to system partition when you create C drive on your computer.
Step5. You should reinstall Windows XP system after repartition the hard disk successfully.
You have to repartition hard disk and format partition if you try to extend C drive space by reinstalling Windows XP. Then, can you extend C drive on Windows XP without formatting? The answer is yes! You can use some partition tool which is compatible with Windows XP if you want to extend C drive without reinstalling system and repartition hard disk on your computer. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is a partition magic that can work on Windows XP, so you can use it to resize hard drive to extend C drive space in Windows XP.
With IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, you can free to expand the space of C drive on Windows XP within about three steps:
Step1. Run the partition software on Windows XP. Then, you can select any of partition on the same hard disk on Windows XP and shrink this partition with the partition software.
Step2. You can get some unallocated space after shrinking the selected partition. Then, you can use this partition software to move the unallocated space close to C drive.
Step3. You can add the unallocated space to C drive after moving it close to C partition on your computer.
To use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, you can easily extend system partition on Windows XP without reinstalling system or format the disk. In addition, you do not need to backup any data because this free partition magic software enables you to expand C drive without deleting any data on the original drive.
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