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How to resize Windows Server 2000 partition fast and without data loss?

I cannot believe there are still so many people use Windows Server 2000, as even Windows Server 2008 has been released for such a long time. In the technical forums, many people still ask how to resize Windows Server 2000 partition or how to fix C: drive running out of space problem, so in this article I'll introduce how to resize Windows Server 2000 partition with partition magic server software easily, fast and no data loss.

About Windows 2000 Server

Windows 2000 is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, business desktops, laptops, and servers. Released on 17 February 2000, it was the successor to Windows NT 4.0, and is the final release of Microsoft Windows to display the "Windows NT" designation.

It was succeeded by Windows XP for desktop systems in October 2001 and Windows Server 2003 for servers in April 2003. Windows Me was released only a few months after Windows 2000 and one year before Windows XP, but Windows Me was not intended to be, nor did it serve as the successor to Windows 2000. Windows Me is designed for home use, while Windows 2000 is designed for business.
More about Windows 2000 Server.

About Partition Magic Server

Many years ago, if the system C drive is running out of space, the administrator has to recreate the partitions and reinstall operating system. Of course, it is time-consuming. Meanwhile, these operations may lead to data loss, especially the files on desktop. Partition Magic is the first and most famous partitioning software, which has the ability to repartition without data losing by resizing partitions or split/merge partitions, so Partition Magic becomes well-known. However, there is no Partition Magic for Windows Server.

Resizing partition becomes a challenge for most Serve users. All of your valued data might be lost if you take a risk to use some unreliable software. Your precious photos, your significant office documents would be taken by the unsafe partition software during the process to resize partition on Windows Server 2000 Operating System, leaving you sadness and grief.

Fortunately, there are "Partition Magic Server Alternatives", for example, Partition Magic Server, Partition Assistant Server Edition, with either partition magic server, you can resize Windows Server 2000 without data loss. In this article, I'll tell you how to resize Windows Server 2000 partition with Partition Magic Server easily, fast and without reinstalling Windows, without data loss.

Benefits you can get from Partition Magic Server

  • With the enhanced data protection technology, you can resize partition, merge partition, format, create partition to repartition Windows Server disk without data loss, even if power off or there is hardware problem.
  • With Hot Resize feature, you can extend NTFS partition without reboot to avoid downtime.
  • Disk/partition Copy feature helps you backup data or migrate disk without reinstalling Windows.
  • Data Destruction feature help you wipe sensitive data to protect your personal information.

Step by step instructions to resize Windows Server 2000 partition

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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