Best Free Partition Manager For Windows 7/8/XP 32 Bit and 64 Bit

Jean updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Windows 7 partition manager request

"Does anyone know if Partition Magic 8 will work on Windows 7? I have a partition that I would like to delete and just redistribute that free space to another partition. Does Windows 7 have any built-in tools to do that?"

"I face a problem of low disk space in the C drive or "C drive is out of space" after I installed Windows 7. I have assigned 19.5 GB for my C drive. Now I want to extend C drive. How do I do that? The total capacity of my hard disk is 180 GB. Please help!"

"I want to resize my partition C in which Windows XP is installed and spare some space to install Windows 7 and keep a dual-boot between Windows XP and Windows 7. This will cause a resize of a local disk C: and D: (there are already data to the interior). Is it possible to resize partitions under Windows 7 without data loss?"

Why resize a partition on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows XP

The reason why to have a Windows 7/8/XP partition manager to manage the disk including:

  • When most people use Windows system like Windows 8/7/XP and if they want to upgrade Windows system, they have to extend C drive. The reason is that the new Windows system requires much more space than original Windows XP, 7 or 8.
  • Microsoft recommends a fresh installation of Windows OS to replace Windows XP, 7 or 8. After the Windows 7, 8 or 10 is installed, the partition might become low disk space when you try to install the other applications and program. In such condition, you also have to extend Windows 7/8/XP partition for other applications.
  • People need some time to be familiar with the new Windows system but still cannot give up their old system. Therefore, they plan to keep the old system and spare some space to create a new partition to install Windows 7/8/10 and have a dual-boot system.

The shortage of free Windows disk management to extend Windows 7/8/XP partition:

Windows built-in disk management has the ability to extend volume and shrink volume.

Extend Windows 7 partition in disk management

  1. If you try to extend partition E by using the unallocated space before partition E, you will see a warning, which means that if you continue, the basic disk will be converted to dynamic disk. If you converted the disk to dynamic, you cannot convert the dynamic disk back to basic with Windows 7 disk management, except using a third party Windows 7 partition manager.

So there must be unallocated space behind partition E if you want to extend partition E using the "Extend Volume" feature of Windows 7 built-in disk management. If there is no unallocated space behind partition E, a third party Windows partition manager is required.

Best free Windows partition manager for Windows 10/8/7/XP

Many people want to get the best free partition manager to manage their hard disk, including resizing a partition. If you are one of them, EaseUS Partition Master is for you. (EaseUS Partition Master software now supports dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7, go to download it and try.)

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 Windows 10 is supported

Here are some standards to choose the best free Windows 7/8/XP partition manager:

  • It must be safe and will not destroy the data on the hard drive.
  • It must be easy to use.
  • It must work stably and be compatible with the system.

Give that, there is the best free Windows partition manager for you - EaseUS Partition Master Free.

  • It is tested thousands of times by the Test Department for the data security. If you still feel not sure about it, you have two options to resize Windows 7, 8 or XP partition: extend one and shrink another by "Resize/move feature" or merge two partitions into one by "Merge partition."
  • It is easy to use which allows you to drag and draw on the disk map to the size that you want.
  • Most of the famous IT professionals have tested the software and written reviews for this free partition manager, such as Cnet, PCWorld, etc. And this software also helps to solve partition problems under other Windows OS and you can even apply it as a free Windows 10 partition manager to manage partitions in Windows 10.

Extend/Shrink partition on Windows 7/8/XP with EaseUS partition manager

Here we'll take how to extend C drive as an example to show you how to use Windows partition manager software to extend or shrink Windows partitions on your own:

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:

  • Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  • Drag the end of the partition that is next to the C: drive and shrink it, leaving unallocated space next to 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 the unallocated space.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Confirm to extend system C drive

Click the "Execute Operation" button, it will list the pending operations, and click "Apply" to execute the changes and extend the C drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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