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How to partition Windows 7 system hard disk with ease?

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
How to partition Windows system hard disk? Partition Windows system hard drive disk with free partition software to optimize its hard disk usage and improve performance of Windows 7/10.

Recently, Windows 7 has become popular due to its highly publicized advantages over its predecessors. At the same time, how to partition Windows 7 system hard disk is a question that is becoming urgent for Windows 7 users.

Common problem to partition Windows 7 system hard disk with Disk Management

Similar to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 also has the ability to partition Windows 7 system hard disk by its "Shrink Volume" and "Extend Volume" features.

Windows 7 disk management

My C drive is out of space or low disk space, I want to decrease the partition D size and increase C drive size. Right-click the partition D in Disk Management built-in Windows 7 Operating System and choose "Shrink Volume" to decrease the partition D size. There will be some unallocated space behind the partition D. After that, right-click the partition C and choose "Extend Volume" to increase C drive size, but the "Extend Volume" option is grayed out. Why?

It is a common problem to extend volume in Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7. That's because the "Extend Volume" option will be available only if there is unallocated space behind the partition which you want to extend. How to let the unallocated space (Which is clinging to the partition D) be clinging to the partition C? If there is "Move Partition" feature in Disk Management built-in Windows 7 Operating System, I can move the partition D rightwards and let the unallocated space be clinging to the partition C so that I can increase C drive size without a problem. But Disk Management built-in Windows 7 has no such feature. While Windows 7 partition software - EaseUS Partition Master can move partition and resize partition in Windows 7 Operating System. Its "Move Partition" feature can meet the above needs.

Partition Windows 7 system hard disk with Windows 7 partition software

As magic partition software for Windows 7 Operating System, EaseUS Partition Master can resize and move Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit partition with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without reboot.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Steps to partition Windows 7 system hard drive disk:

 

Step 1: Locate the drive/partition

Which drive/partition do you want to adjust its size? Right-click on it and choose "Resize/Move".

choose the partition

Step 2: Resize the partition

You can either shrink the selected partition or extend it.

To shrink the partition, simply use your mouse to drag one of its ends into unallocated space. Expand the "Advanced Settings" list, where you can see the exact disk space for each partition. Once done, click "OK".

Fig. 1 Unallocated space before the drive.

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

Fig. 2 Unallocated space after the drive.

drag the mouse rightwards to resize partition

To extend the partition, make sure that there is unallocated space aside (if there isn't, follow the above steps to create some). In the same way, drag your mouse towards the unallocated space. Click "OK".

Fig. 3 Add unallocated space into the partition

drag the mouse towards unallocated space

Step 3: Apply changes

At this step, you will see the new disk partition information & diagram.

disk partition information after resizing

To save changes, click the "Execute Operation" button and then "Apply".

apply changes to the partition

Besides resize/move function, EaseUS Partition Master can also do partition recovery, copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, merge partitions, split partition and so on. Moreover, you are also allowed to create a bootable CD/DVD to manage Windows 7 64 bit partitions when there is a boot failure caused by virus attack or any other unexpected affairs.