How to merge partitions under Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)

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2016-10-14 13:53:55 Posted by Daisy to Windows 7 Partition Manager

How to merge partitions under Windows 7 becomes a simple task now with the help of EaseUS Partition Master. It allows to merge partitions in Windows 7 into larger one without losing data under Windows 7/8/10/XP and Vista etc.

Why we need to merge Windows 7 partitions?

If you have a partitioned hard disk and C drive is running out of space, you can choose to merge C with D for a larger system partition. And you can also choose to merge partitions for more free drive space. In this page we would like to introduce you two ways to merge partitions in Windows 7: merge partitions with Disk Management Tool and merge partitions with EaseUS partition manager.

Steps to merge partitions in Windows 7 with Disk Management Tool

1. Right-click “Computer” icon on the desktop, choose “Manage” and click “Disk Management” to get its main interface as follows. 

2. Right-click partition D and then choose “Delete Volume” button to release unallocated space. 

3. Right-click partition C and then choose “Extend Volume” button. Then, extend volume C by following Extend Volume Wizard. 

Steps to merge partitions under Windows 7 with EaseUS Partition Master

Windows 7 built-in Disk Managemen tool requires you to delete the partition when you merge partitions with it. So, this method is not recommended because it will lead to data loss disaster. But is there any other solution that allows you to merge partitions in Windows 7 without data loss? Of course, yes. EaseUS partition software can help merge disk partitions without bringing any damage to original data. It provides copy wizard to backup the partitions you want to merge in a safe place to avoid any unexpected data loss.

1. Launch EaseUS partition tool, choose the partition you want to merge with the system disk, click Partitions and select Merge partition on toolbar.

EaseUS Partition Master welcome screen

2. In this Merge partition window, you should first choose two neighbour partitions in the partition layout, then choose the merge destination by selecting a partition label.

Select partitions to merge

3. Click OK, the program will check file system on the partition. And then click Apply, you can successfully merged the partitions.

Tip: System partition and boot partition can only be set as destination. The same to the partition installed EaseUS partition tool.

Here is a comparison table that tells you the main features of Windows 7 Disk Management Tool and EaseUS partition software. You can read and decide which tool is your best choice.

Features EaseUS Partition Master Windows 7 Disk Management
merge partition Support Not 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
Move, hide, label, check partitions Support Not support
delete all partition Support Not support
partition scheme Support Not support
Create Bootable Disks Support Not support
GPT disk Support Support