There are a lot of ways to resize or create partitions in your hard disk. Some of them require you to buy some good but expensive software, other ones require you to know some programming and tweak the hard disk by gaining access to DOS. One of them anyway lets you do it by simply knowing your Windows Vista a little better and taking advantage of some of its features that are still unknown to lots of people! As a matter of fact Windows Vista has got, among its features, a nice partition resizer which is quite easy to use and doesn’t cost you a thing! But let’s see together how to play with your hard disk safely with a very simple trick:
- Click on Start.
- Right click on Computer and click Manage.
- If User Account Control dialog pop-ups just Continue.
- In the left pane click Storage and Disk Management.
- At this point you should see all the partitions available on your hard disk. Usually C: is reserved for your operating system while the others, if any, are used for your private back-ups.
- On the bottom pane, the one which is stretched horizontally, you can see a bar divided into segments on the base of how many partitions you have. Each segment, marked with a word, represents a partition and is big depending on how much space the partition itself takes on the hard disk.
- Right click on one of these segments.
- Click on Extend Volume or Shrink Volume to extend or shrink the selected partition.
- Keep in mind that before extending a partition size you need to have or create space for it. To do that it is just sufficient to shrink another partition to create the space you need.
Edit: here is another way to modify the partitions in your hard disk.
Tags: trick, Windows Vista
- size of available shrink space can be restricted if snapshots or pagefiles are enabled on the volume
- How to Change and Use Timezone (Tzutil) in Windows 7
- Enhance the Security of your Login Password in Windows 7
- How to Activate Hardware Acceleration and WebGL in Opera 12
- Fix “This PC Doesn’t Meet System Requirements. If You Want to Install Windows 8, You May Have to Upgrade…” Error
4 Comments to “How to resize partitions on Windows Vista”
Leave a Comment
Web Talk is best viewed in Firefox.