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How to Resize or Extend Windows 7 Partition with Windows 7 Partition Software

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2016-09-22 10:59:50 Posted by Declan Morris to Resource

Summary:
How to resize or extend Windows 7/8 partition with Windows 7 and Windows 8 partition software with all the data be protected.

Windows 7 built-in partition tool in Disk Management

Since Windows Vista, Microsoft developed a built-in Extend/Shrink partition function in the Disk Management tool to help computer users to well manage their hard drive disks.

Why Need to Partition Hard Drives?

Have you ever found that you need to split a hard disk into two or more partitions? The answer must be yes with the following reasons that why Microsoft develops a built-in partition feature in Disk Management tool:

  • Usually, we have to separate the Windows system and its installed applications away from the data that we store to manage the hard disk with efficiency.
  • To have more than one partition makes computer run more than one operating systems. For example, you want to run different operating versions or a mix of Windows and Linux systems.
  • With more than one partition, the backup process will become easier. You may choose to backup operating system separately without the data. In this case, even if Windows fails, it is possible to boot from a backup recovery CD. Or you can choose to backup the important data that stored on the specified partition.

How to Partition Windows 7 Partition with Built-in Partition Feature?

Just as Windows Vista, Windows 7's partition tool is also in the Disk Management tool. It can be accessed by opening Start menu and right-click on Computer, then select Manage.

NTFS-formatted partitions can be made larger or smaller by right-clicking them and choosing Extend or Shrink. When a partition is shrunk or extended, its contents remain intact. It's even possible to shrink the active system partition from which Windows is currently running.

Steps to partition Windows 7 in Disk Management:

1) Click on the Start menu;

2) Right click on Computer and click on Manage;

3) You may get a User Account Control dialog here; just click Continue;

4) In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk Management;

5) Here, you will find your partitions for your disks. Right click on the partition you'd like to modify;

6) Click on Extend Volume or Shrink Volume to extend or shrink the selected partition.

How to Partition Windows 7 with Windows 7 Partition Software - EaseUS Partition Master?

Before you take action, I suggest you to use Partition Copy or our backup software to keep your data safe.

1. Choose right edition of EaseUS Partition Master and install it. After that, launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Free partition manager software

2. Right click the selected partition and choose "Resize/Move partition". As it is showed below, the pop-up dialog box can show you the current size of the selected partition, the cluster size and the unallocated space (if any exists) and so on. Then drag the handle to the partition size you desire when the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow and click OK.

Resize the data partition

3. After previewing the changes, just click Apply and you will successfully resize a Windows 7 partition.

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

Apart from resize/move partition features, EaseUS Partition Master provides merge partition functions for low disk space problem and some other basic and advanced partition operations which help you manage your hard disk partition in a good way.