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Resize 2003 Server boot partition, extend system partition on Windows Server.

When a boot partition C: drive is out of space, the Server computer will be fighting for the precious space and will run slowly. To start over is a solution but no one would like to waste their happy weekend to do it.

The most time-saving and easy way is to resize 2003 Server boot partition C: with reliable server partition software. In this article, I'll introduce how to resize 2003 Server boot partition with partition magic server software, easily, fast and without data loss, but before this, you have to understand what boot partition and system partition is.

Definition of boot partition and system partition

The boot partition is the disk partition that contains the Windows operating system files and its support files, but not all files are responsible for booting.
The system partition is a disk partition that contains the boot sector and files such as NTLDR that are needed for booting Windows XP and earlier. (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 use a newer boot loader called bootmgr that replaces NTLDR and is configured by using BCDEdit.exe).

The system partition can be different from the boot partition, although they are often on the same partition (drive C:). Windows setup places the initial system partition based on motherboard BIOS settings.

Why resize/extend boot/system partition on Server 2003?

As computer technicians, we are always asked with different questions, like how to speed up my computer and make it run faster, how to resize partition, especially extend boot partition on server or non-server system without reboot to maximize computer performance. Users, especially server users prefer to extend system partition to make hard disks and computers run faster and optimize the usage of the space. Would you please tell me the safest way to resize 2003 Server boot partition without data loss?

For a Windows Server 2003 user, to resize 2003 Server boot partition is not an easy task to do. Some unreliable software might destroy all your valued data during the process of resizing server system partition under Windows Server 2003 Operating System. Now, there is a fantastic partition software to resize system or extend boot partition for Windows Server 2003 – Partition Magic Server Edition.

It did everything and performed all the advanced functions well just as it claimed, including resizing/moving server partitions, creating, deleting partitions, formatting partitions, etc. It is compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Non-Server 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) systems. With the help of Partition Assistant Server Edition, you will find that the way to resize 2003 server boot partition is very simple.

How to resize 2003 Server boo partition without deleting or formatting, fast and easily?

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.

How to allocate free space from any data partition and add to C drive?

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

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