Windows 7 is a revolutionary operating system developed by Microsoft, aiming to simplify and quicken the daily operations of computer and fostering a more efficient work environment. Knowing the prominent features of Windows 7, many non-Windows 7 hope to upgrade their operating systems to Windows. However, user would find some disk partitions are insufficient and some partitions are redundant. Therefore, they are inclined to repartition disk by formatting hard disk which would result in data loss. So how to extend partition at will becomes a concerned topic of those users.
Methods to extend Windows7
Partition is a part of physical disk serving as the
physical separate unit which usually refers to primary partition and extended
partition. Primary partition is part of physical disk that is marked to be used
by operating system and a disk could have 4 primary partitions at most. Extended
partition is the partition created from the free space of hard disk that can be
divided to logical driver.
There are roughly three methods to extend
partition: firstly, extending partition with systems build-in disk management
tool; secondly, repartitioning disk by formatting disk which would result in
data loss and thirdly, utilizing a third-party partition manager like MiniTool
MiniTool Partition Wizard
Partition Wizard supports almost all 32/64 bit Windows operating systems
including Windows XP, Vista and
Windows 7, etc. Furthermore, it possesses functions to wipe partition, resize partition, merge partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, convert partition format, copy partition, hide partition, explore partition and change drive letter, much more.
latest operating system of Microsoft, Windows 7 is not supported by many
partition managers attributing to its distinctive 3+1 partitioning mode.
MiniTool Partition Wizard runs perfectly under Windows 7.
downloading website for MiniTool Partition Wizard: http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
Windows 7 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
The following is
the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard:
Select and right click desired partition.
in the drop-down menu.
There are two ways to adjust partition size and position: firstly, drag the left
or right arrows; secondly, directly entering accurate values in the
"Unallocated Space Before" "Unallocated Space
After" textboxes. Then click "OK".
Click "Apply" to start
Click "OK" to finish extending partition.