This article teaches you how to enlarge system partition in Windows 11. Follow the tutorial, you’ll be able to enlarge Windows 11 system partition without partition format and system reinstallation.
Unlike previous Windows systems, Windows 11 needs much more disk space, due to its unique feature: Windows Subsystem for Android. The Windows Subsystem for Android doesn’t allow users to customise the installation path, so that you have to install Windows Subsystem for Android and APK files in system drive.
As we know that Windows Subsystem for Android is a virtual system of Andorid, based on Windows 11 Hyper-V function. And a virtual system always takes a lot of disk space, usually more than 30GB. What’s worse, the apk file size of Android apps turns bigger and bigger, especially the games. The one android game takes 500MB – 10GB. So the used disk space of system partition may soon run out.
I’ve written an article about How to customize Windows Subsystem for Android file path in Windows 11. You can move the installation path of Windows Subsystem for Android to another partition. However, it takes complex actions, not everyone willing to make it. So the simplest way is to enlarge Windows 11 system partition.
Windows 11 has built in partition volume shrink function. However, it just supports cutting free disk space from one partition, and then create a new partition by using this unallocated space or merge the unallocated space with the partition next to it. You can check How to resize partitions in Windows 11, see if that works for you.
Years ago, I worked for a software company which codes partition software, and I know this field very well. Please check the following three partition software which allow you to resize/enlarge system partition without system reinstallation requirements.
These three partition software have free edition for home users. You don’t need to pay for using. And they actually comes from one company, but some engineers created another two. So they are very similar with each other. Please check the following article see how to enlarge system partition in Windows 11: Best Free Windows 11 Partition Resizing Software