Extend C Drive (System Partition) in Windows 10 with Free Software

June 21, 2017

Is your C: drive disk space running out? You can extend system drive in Windows 10 without data loss.

When you have used your system for a long time, you may come across a problem- there is no free space in C drive and what’s worse is that Windows 10 informs you are running in low disk space. It is really a troublesome issue especially for the user whose work depends on computer such as game testers, editors, designers.

When troubled by the problem mentioned above, how can you solve low disk space issue? You can clean up Windows 10 disk space or extend the partition. If there is still not much free space after running Disk Cleanup, you can extend C: drive with Disk Management or partition manager software.

Generally speaking, Disk Management in Windows 10 can’t always help you extend system partition successfully. Because the function of Extend Volume is only available when there is unallocated space next to C drive, otherwise the button will gray out.

Furthermore, you aren’t allowed to move partition with Disk Management in Windows 10; therefore, if you can’t satisfy the precondition, it is impossible for you to extend C partition. Then what can you do? Fortunately, there is free software-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to solve the problem without data loss for you.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free software which is devoted to partition management, the feature of Extend Partition Wizard in this software enables you to expand C drive in Windows 10 easily. Apart from the feature, the other features such as migrate OS to SSD, convert MBR to GPT, make bootable CD, and merge partitions are also helpful for your partition management.

To learn how to extend system partition in Windows 10, you should pay attentions to the following things and then you can start learning.

  • Make sure there is free space in the partition which plan to add into system partition.
  • Make sure all the running applications in the partition that you are going to operate have been closed.
  • Don’t not cut off power until the task has finished.

Step1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch the software. ClickExtend Partition Wizard on the left side of the interface.

Step2: In the pop-up window, there are two choices. To expand system click Extend system partition and then clickNext.

Step3: Click the partition which you want to add free space from then click Next to continue.

Step4:Right move the bar to decide the size of free space you need add into c Drive. Then clickNext.

Step5: ClickProceed to operate the task then you can extend C drive.

If there is unallocated space on the hard drive, you can use Merge Partition feature to add the unallocated space directly to system partition or merge partitions Windows 10 without losing data.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a version for home users, if you need advanced features such as allocate free space, convert primary partition to logical, convert dynamic disk to basic, and so on. You can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. If you are a Server users, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is suitable for you.