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.
Similar to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 also has ability to partition Windows 7 system hard disk by its "Shrink Volume" and "Extend Volume" features.
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?
This 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 problem. But Disk Management built in Windows 7 has no such feature. While Windows 7 partition software - EaseUS Partition Master has ability to move partition and resize partition in Windows 7 Operating System. Its "Move Partition" feature can meet the above needs.
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 very simple operations by its "Resize/Move partition" feature. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without reboot.
Steps to partition Windows 7 system hard drive disk.
1. Download a full version of this free partition software and install it. Then launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and the main interface will be displayed.
2. Find the partition you want to resize in the list of partitions. Then select it and right click the mouse, choosing "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize the partition.
For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions.
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 or any other unexpected affairs.
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