Resize partition in your Windows® 7 computer
Do you want to resize partition in your Windows 7 computer?
The Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. If you are planning to install Windows 7 now then create a new partition to install Windows 7, or extend the full system partition for a smooth Windows 7 running. You might also make a Windows 7 dual boot with Windows XP. No obvious improvement of disk management tool in Windows 7 is there and the disk management tool in Windows 7 is nearly the same with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 with so many limitations in partition management. You do not need a third-party tool if you need to resize partitions from Windows 7. There are two methods for resizing the Windows 7 partition that are commonly used. Either expand the Windows 7 partition with built-in feature in disk management or resize partitions with third party Windows 7 partition manager software.
Find below the ways to resize partition in a windows 7 computer:
- Resize with Partition Assistant software
- Resize with the use of disk management
- Resize Windows 7 partition with partition manager
Resize with Partition Assistant software
The Partition Assistant is more flexible for you to choose which partition for resizing. You may operate these functions such as extend, shrink, move, delete partition etc. in one interface. Then click right in the partition, you will see the functions: 'Resize,' 'Move,' 'Delete,' 'Label,' 'Format,' in the 'Advanced' menu option.
Using disk management
The Windows 7 Disk Management has the ability to shrink or expand system partition but there is no obvious improvement of Disk Management tool in Windows 7 and the Disk Management tool in Windows 7 is nearly the same with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. The advanced partition management in Windows 7 is still unavailable. Especially, it cannot move the partition, so you need to delete the partition that behind the one you want to extend.
Use the partition copy to backup the data on that partition before you take any action. For resizing an existing NTFS (New Technology File System) or File Allocation Table (FAT) partition, launch EASEUS Partition Master software and you will see a main board. Then right click the partition and select 'Resize' or 'Move.' The popped-up dialog box indicates the current size of the selected partition. Then position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle and drag the handle to the partition size you want when the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow and click 'OK,' and then click 'Apply.'
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