Procedure to change partition size on Windows® 7
What is the way to change the partition size on Windows 7?
The latest operating system from Microsoft is Windows 7. It comes with enhanced features such as multi-touch screen, device management, and power management. Windows 7 has Backup and Restore feature. Windows 7 is designed in such a way that it is very fast in searching for files, folders and applications in seconds. Windows 7 will also allow you to set automatic backup which will help you to save data on the local drive. Encrypting File System provided by Windows 7 will protect all your secret data. Windows 7 has also got different editions and out of the different editions of Windows 7, Ultimate Edition is the most powerful edition.
Details regarding the disk partition and ways to change the partition size on Windows 7:
- About disk partition
- Tips to change partition size
- Points to keep in mind
About disk partition
Disk partitioning is a process of dividing hard disk drive storage into separate partitions. The data will be stored on these partitions and in order to create and delete a partition, there is a feature called Partition Editor. These partitions are denoted by a specific drive letter. Disk partitioning makes data organization easier. The advantage is that it separates Operating Systems from user files, and protects and isolates files and provides improved performance. A disk partition is a separate portion of the main hard drive.
Tips to change partition size
In Windows 7 there is an in-built partition management software that helps to change partition size. For that, you need to login to Windows 7 as the administrator. After that select 'Start' and go to 'Control Panel' and choose ‘Create and format hard disk partitions’. Then you can select the partition that you want to change. In order to increase the size of the partition, you can select the ‘Extend Volume’ and if you want to reduce the size of partition, you can choose the option ‘Shrink Volume’.
When you change the partition size on Windows 7, whether expanding or shrinking you need to have empty space on the hard drive. Also, you need to take a backup of data while you change the size of the partition. With the help of disk management which is an integrated feature on Windows 7, you can extend or shrink the size of a partition.
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