Resize Partition Under Windows 7 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)

Jean updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

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Can Windows 7 built-in Disk Management resize Windows 7 partition
EaseUS Partition Master VS Disk Management Built-in Windows 7
How to resize Windows 7 partition with EaseUS Partition Master

Windows 7 is the Windows OS of Microsoft. Are you planning to install Windows 7 now or just migrate to Windows 7 for a dual-boot system? Have you prepared a free partition manager in your toolkit for better Windows 7 administration? Say, create a new partition to install Windows 7, or extend the full system partition for a smooth Windows 7 running off, etc. By the way, you may also make a Windows 7 dual boot with Windows XP or Vista.

Can Windows 7 built-in disk management resize a partition

Yes. But there is no obvious improvement of Disk Management Tool in Windows 7 and it is same as Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 with so many limitations in disk management. (Please refer to the comparison table below)

So some advanced partition 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 the 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, and system optimization software for Windows-based administration, works well with 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
Resize/Move partitions 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 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
Create WinPE bootable disk Support Not support
Support GPT disk Support Support

As a matter of fact, the only disadvantage of Disk Management built-in Windows 7 or other Windows systems is that it cannot 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.

So that's the main differences between EaseUS Partition Master and Disk Management built-in Windows 7. You may check more detailed features of EaseUS Partition Master.

How to resize Windows 7 partition with free partition manager

Here are two solutions for this with EaseUS free partition manager.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Solution 1: Windows 7 Partition Management

EaseUS Partition Master runs well on Windows 7 and Windows 8. It enables you to repartition hard drive, extend the system partition, create, delete, resize/move, copy, merge, split or format a partition and even migrate OS to HDD/SSD.

Follow the steps below to resize your partition with simple clicks.

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run partition manager software

Step 2: Free up space to extend partition

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 3 and continue.

If not, free up space first:
1. Right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
2. Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".

Free up space to extend partition

Step 3: Extend partition

1. Right-click on the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Resize target partition

2. Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.

Add space to the target partition

Step 4: Keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

Keep all changes for extending partition

Solution 2: Windows 7 Partition Management by Creating Bootable CD

The other safe way for managing Windows 7 Partition is to make a bootable CD of partition software. Some partition software like EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition and its higher editions can create a WinPE bootable disk for users to perform advanced partition management before Windows 7 starts.

 

Step 1: Prepare a disc or drive

To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.

create easeus partition master bootable disk

Step 2: Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable drive

You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click "Proceed".

create easeus partition master bootable disk

You have created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk now. You can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.

If you have RAID drives, load the RAID driver first by clicking Add Driver from the menu bar, which can help you add the driver of your device under WinPE environment, as some specific device cannot be recognized under WinPE environment without drivers installed, such as RAID or some specific hard disk. (You can dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 and even solve how to manage partitions before Windows 7 starts with the help of EaseUS Partition Master Free.)

Besides partition manager features, EaseUS Partition Master also provides some other features like Partition Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost partitions, copy disk & partition wizard to upgrade or backup disk. This software also supports other Windows OS such as to be sued as Linux partition manager and no troubles will be met.

There is a great point of EaseUS Partition Master: Though the Professional and Server Edition are both single licenses, if your computer has a virtual system, they can be installed in all virtual system as well. That's really cool. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

 
 

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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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