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

Updated on Dec 14, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
Best free partition manager software for Windows 7/8/XP 32 bit and 64 bit - EaseUS Partition Master Free makes it easy for you to resize, move, shrink, extend and copy partition.

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:

  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