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How to resize partition under Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)?

Windows 7 introduction

Windows 7 is the Windows OS of Microsoft. Are you planning to install Windows 7 now or just migrate to Windows 7 for a dual-boot system? Have you prepared a free partition manager in your toolkit for better Windows 7 administration? Say, create a new partition to install Windows 7, or extend the full system partition for a smooth Windows 7 running of, etc. By the way, you may also make a Windows 7 dual boot with Windows XP or Vista.

Can Windows 7 built-in partition manager resize partition?

There is no obvious improvement of Disk Management Tool in Windows 7 and it is same as Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 with so many limitations in disk management. (Please refer to the comparison table below)

Windows 7 Built-in Partition Manager

So some advanced partition management in Windows 7 is still unavailable when you find your system partition is out of space which will be in red as below:

windows 7 low disk space

In this condition, people have to seek best partition manager software for Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit and Windows 8. EaseUS Partition Master, a comprehensive free hard disk partition manager and system optimization software for Windows-based administration, works well with Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit.

What EaseUS Partition Master can do (compare with Disk Management Tool under Windows 7)?

Features EaseUS Partition Master Windows 7 Disk Management
Merge partition Support Not support
Move partition Support Not support
Resize dynamic volume Support Support
Copy dynamic volume, copy disk/partition Support Not support
Extend NTFS system partition without reboot Support Support
Create, delete, format, change drive letter, set active Support Support
Extend/shrink FAT Support Not support
Extend/shrink NTFS Support Support
Partition Recovery Support Not support
Hide, label, check partitions Support Not support
delete all partitions Support Not support
partition scheme Support Not support
Create WinPE bootable disk Support Not support
Support GPT disk Support Support

So that's the main differences between EaseUS Partition Master and Disk Management Tool in Windows 7. You may check more detailed features of EaseUS Partition Master.

As a matter of fact, the only disadvantage of Disk Management Tool in Windows 7 or other Windows systems is that it can not resize the partition. That's the main reason why the partition software for Windows 7 exists. The following part will give you a demonstration of how to resize partition under Windows 7.

How to resize Windows 7 partition with free partition manager - EaseUS Partition Master?

Here are two solutions for this with EaseUS free partition manager.

EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition

ALL-IN-ONE Windows partition manager software

$31.96 $39.95

Windows 7 Partition Management Solution 1

Offering a simple and convenient way to manage your partitions, EaseUS Partition Master runs well on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Say, it enables you to extend the system partition, Create, Delete, Resize/Move, Copy, Merge, Split or Format partition.

1. Download this free partition manager and install it. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

As the picture showed below, there is no enough unallocated space to extend the system partition. So first, you have to decrease one of partitions to gain the unallocated space.

Free partition manager software

2. Select partition E:, and decrease it by clicking "Resize/Move partition" and then move it to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition.

Move the unallocated space

3. Then select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition" to extend the C: drive.

Extend system partition

4. Click Apply.

For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.

Windows 7 Partition Management Solution 2

The other safe way for managing Windows 7 Partition is to make a bootable CD of partition software. Some partition software like EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition and its higher editions can create WinPE bootable disk for users to perform advanced partition management before Windows 7 starts.

EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition

You may check the tutorial How to manage partitions before Windows 7 starts.

Besides partition manager features, EaseUS Partition Master also provides some other features like Partition Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost partitions, Copy disk & partition wizard to upgrade or backup disk.

Note: You can dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 with the help of EaseUS Partition Master Free.

There is a shining point of EaseUS Partition Master: Though the Professional and Server Edition are both single license, if your computer has virtual system, they can be installed in all virtual system as well. That's really cool. And the following articles with hyperlink show you how to resize partition under different Windows systems:

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