Drive partitioning is the process of assigning the size of a system drive within the limits of a hard drive. Through partitioning, you can set your system drive to the actual size of your physical hard drive, or cut your physical hard drive into multiple system drives, each of which appears to be a separate drive. Drive C is typically the default drive on which the operating system resides. Because of this, many drive partitioning applications will not resize this drive, as any error in changing the size can impair the functioning of your operating system. However, PartitionMagic can effectively resize drive C, expanding your drive to contain any unallocated hard drive space, or reduce drive size to allow additional partition space for growth. Instructions
Click the “PartitionMagic” icon on your desktop or the “Start” menu to launch the application on your system. The application opens the main window which contains a list of all hard disk partitions located on your system.
Select drive C from those listed by clicking on it in the main window. The partitions contained on the drive later appear in the list of partitions.
Right-click on the C drive partition and select “Resize /Move” from the pop-up menu to open the Resize /Move dialog box. The dialog shows the partition in detail, including minimum drive size, maximum size, and unallocated space. The minimum size is the amount of data currently on the disk. You cannot make a partition smaller than that. The maximum size is the current disk space plus any unallocated space. This may be less than the total size of your disk, as you cannot use any space already allocated to another partition to resize the C partition.
in the size of the new partition in the “New Size” field, making sure to select a number between the stated minimum and maximum size. Click “OK” to resize the partition.
Exit PartitionMagic to use the newly repartitioned drive.
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