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Extend Windows 7 System Partition with Windows 7 Disk Manager

Updated on Dec 05, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
When Windows 7 C drive goes out of space, the whole computer will become extremely slow and stuck. The only solution is to add space and extend C drive. Here, Windows 7 disk manager - EaseUS Partition Master will help you extending Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit C drive easily.
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Windows 7 disk manager - Disk Management
Windows 7 disk manager - EaseUS Partition Master

Why need to extend partition in Windows 7

Windows 7 operating system has become more and more popular. Many users have been using Windows 7 for many years. But after upgrading to Windows 7, you may find that the system partition is running out of space and the low disk space warning pops up all the time. Every time when the system starts, the Windows 7 system partition always shows in red as below:

 

Windows 7 low disk space

 

How to solve "low disk space" warning? Here we'll show you how to increase the system drive with Windows Disk Management and EaseUS Partition Master as an example to help you extend partition in Windows 7. Both two tools can extend Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit system partition with simple operations.

Windows 7 disk manager - Disk Management

As magic Windows 7 disk manager, Windows 7 built-in Disk Management has the ability to shrink and extend Windows 7 32 bit and 64-bit system partition. You just need to right click in Disk Management and choose "Shrink Volume" or "Extend Volume".

Windows 7 Disk Management

Although you can get unallocated space by shrinking partition in Disk Management on Windows 7, it is recommended to delete the partition behind C drive because adjacent unallocated space is needed in order to extend C partition. Besides, "Extend Volume" is available unless there is continuous space behind this partition. Otherwise, you cannot extend any partition.

Since deletion will erase all data on the partition, you had better move all important data to another place before deleting the partition.

You can only create unallocated space on the same hard disk. If there are more than one hard drives installed on your computer, you cannot increase unallocated space from one hard drive to extend another hard drive unless you have a third-party tool to help you.

Windows 7 disk manager - EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master, a magic Windows 7 disk manager,  can extend Windows 7 32 bit and 64-bit system partition safely with simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature.

EaseUS Partition Master also provides copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, convert partition, split partition, merge partitions, etc. to manage your Windows 7 32 bit and 64-bit disk partitions easier and safer. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without reboot. The following is a step-by-step instruction to extend the Windows 7 system partition.

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Increase C drive space

1. Shrink partition to free up unallocated space:

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

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

Extend System partition

3. Drag the system partition end into unallocated space so to add space to C: drive.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Keep all changes to extend C: drive

Click the "Execute Operation" and click "Apply" to keep all changes so to extend the system C: drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive

After EaseUS Partition Master executes these operations, you will see the Windows 7 system partition has been extended in Disk Management. This software can be also used as merge partition freeware to merge, enlarge, resizing and moving partitions.