Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How to Resize Windows 7 partition without data loss - MiniTool Partition Wizard

Windows 7 is a newly released Windows operating system of Microsoft with many improvements, for example, advances in touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, DirectAccess, and kernel improvements. Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors (Heterogeneous Multi-adapter), a new version of Windows Media Center, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack and Windows PowerShell being included, and a redesigned Calculator with multiline capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion. However, the system build-in disk management tool even the Windows 7 is unable to finish this operation and other frequently employed operations like resize partition, merge partition, delete partition, copy partition, format partition, create partition, convert partition format. Fortunately, MiniTool Partition Wizard could help user perform all those operations.

What is partition?
Disk partition comprises main partition and extended partition with the latter divided into several logical partitions. 


Partition refers to independent sections created on disk that are used to store data and files. Disk partition is divided into main partition and extended partition among which main partition comprises the necessary file and data to start operating system and extended partition is utilized to store data and application files. Usually a disk consists of five main partitions at most when the whole disk is divided into main partition; however, if there is extended, a disk could have three main partitions maximally. Main partition can be utilized immediately but could not be divided into smaller partition and extended partition is available only after being merged.

Resize partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard under Windows 7
To resize Windows 7 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard, user should first download it at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center for free. Note that user should never install this software to the partition that is to be resized so as to guarantee data safety. 


User will come to meet following interface after running MiniTool Partition Wizard:



This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Now we are to expand E:, firstly, select E: and click "Move/Resize" on the toolbar. 


Check "Using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode" to insure data safety and drag the arrows to resize partition or enter accurate values in the textboxes. 


After settings, click "OK" to return to main interface. 


User now could perceive some changes in this interface in comparison with previous one. Lastly, click "Apply" to execute all pending operation. 

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