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How to Resize, Extend, Shrink Windows 7 Partition?

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 by Daisy to Partition Manager

Summary:
How to resize, extend, shrink Windows 7 partition? EaseUS Partition Master Free can resize/move/merge/split/extend/shrink partition without data loss in Windows 10/8/7

Can Windows 7 Built-in Disk Management Resize, Extend, Shrink the Partition

Yes. But there is no obvious improvement of Disk Management built-in Windows 7, and it is same as Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 with some limitations. (Please refer to the comparison table below)

Windows 7 Disk Management - Extend/Shrink Partition

So some advanced disk 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 for Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit.

EaseUS Partition Master VS Disk Management Built-in 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 the 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, hardware RAID Support Support

So that's the main differences between EaseUS Partition Master and Disk Management built-in Windows 7.

The only disadvantage of Disk Management built-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.

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 Windows 10 is supported

How to Resize/Extend/Shrink Windows 7 Partition with EaseUS Partition Master

To resize Windows 7 hard drive, please follow the operations below:

The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Add space to the System C drive

1. Shrink partition and leave unallocated space for extending C: drive:

  1. Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  2. Drag either end of the partition to shrink and leave unallocated space behind the system C: drive and click "OK".

2. Right-click on the System C: drive and select "Resize/Move".

Extend System partition

To add space to the C: drive, drag the system partition end into unallocated space.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Confirm to extend system C drive

Click the "Execute Operation" button, check all the operations waiting for pending, and click "Apply" to keep all changes so to extend C drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

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

Following the above steps, you can resize (extend or shrink ) Windows 7 64 bit hard drive easily.

Besides Partition Manager, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk & Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a complete solution to solve your disk and partition problems.

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 Windows 10 is supported