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

Why resize Windows Server C: partition?

Due to more and more applications are installed into the system partition every day, after a period of time, you may find the system C: drive running out of space and the low disk space alert pops up regularly. Microsoft only provides the method a cleanup the partition. Bad enough, this feature only free up several MB files, of course you cannot solve this problem.

To rebuild the Server is the old method, as it is time-consuming, big risk of losing data when reinstalling Windows. Furthermore, longer Server time means fewer customers and less income.

In fact, you can solve this time in several minutes – resize C: partition on Server directly. That is, resize and shrink other data partition to gather free space for the system C: drive.

Is it hard to resize C: 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 C: partition with Server partition software by yourself, you just need to drag and move the partitions to resize, all operations can be previewed and cancelled.

Which tool to resize C: partitions?

The first and most famous tool to resize partition is Partition Magic, but there is no Partition Magic for Windows Server and Partition Magic is no longer for selling. Fortunately, there are many Partition Magic Server alternatives for you to resize partitions, for example, Partition Magic Server, Partition Assistant Server Edition

Ensure data security when resizing Windows Server partition

The security and stability are undoubtedly the most significant aspects for Server computers since a Server computer usually stores the most important classified and daily-used files. However, even a slight error on Server computer might directly leads to exposure of the whole network to the outside.

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

Partition Magic Server is not only a tool to resize partition, but also the toolkit to manage and maintain your Servers, so you won't purchase the Server partition software to resize the partitions once.

How to resize C: partition on Windows 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.

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