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How to resize boot partition on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 easily and safely?

Why resize Windows Server boot partition?

Most of the Windows Server users and the technicians have met this problem: system boot partition runs out of space.

It is very dangerous if there is low free space on boot partition. As the system running extremely slow, you cannot install updates nor do anything, even crash the system if there is no free space.

How to improve this phenomenon? One way to optimize the performance of your Windows Server is by resizing the Server partitions. That is, gather free space from other data partition for the boot partition.

Is it hard to resize boot partition on Windows Server?

For most Windows Server users, resizing Windows Server partition is not an easy work to do but a hard task, which makes most of the people turn help from the professionals. Now, you can resize the partition with Partition Magic Server software by yourself, you just need to drag and move the partitions to resize, all operations can be previewed and cancelled.

Important notes before resizing boot partition on Servers

Choose the safe partition software - A server is a very important part for a company system, which contains loads of significant data and files. If you do partition resizing with unsafe software, your precious multi-media files, your important data would be lost without any chance of recovery, leaving you only sorrow and desperation. So it is very important for IT administrator to resize Windows Server partition with safe partition software.

In technical forums, many professionals recommend Partition Magic Server Edition for Windows Server users. Based on the built-in enhanced data protection technology and copy wizard feature, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while resizing partitions on Windows server. Besides, It is able to extend NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server.

How to resize boot partition on Server 2000/2003/2008?

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

For enterprise users, Unlimited Edition allows unlimited installation within your company to save time and money.

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