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Extend system partition safely

  • Many Windows 7 users may meet the situation where there is a need to extend system partition. Since some new Windows 7 users have used Windows XP whose system file is small for a long time, they are used to allocating little space for system partition. However, Windows 7 system file is so large, so their Windows 7 system partition is often out of space. As a result, the computer runs slowly. It is believed that nobody is willing to see this result. Under this situation, a common question is raised:
    Question: when I meet the situation where the computer runs slowly because of system partition space shortage, can I extend system partition to solve the problem without booting the computer? If there is a solution, how can I extend system partition?
    Answer: under Windows 7, users can extend system partition without booting the computer. Besides, if there is unallocated space adjacent to the system partition, there is more than one method.

    Methods for extending system partition for Windows 7
    As is well known, Windows 7 built-in disk management tool has the function of extending partition without booting the computer. Moreover, users can enter corresponding command code in command line to extend system partition by making use of Windows 7 utility tool Diskpart.exe without booting the computer. Nevertheless, there is a same defect between these two methods. In other words, users are unable to extend system partition for Windows 7 unless there is neighboring unallocated space behind the system partition. But in practical operations, this condition can not be met, so users have to create the condition if they want to employ these methods. Well, how to create the condition? Is it to delete the partition behind the system partition? Indeed, this is a method, but deleting partition will lead to data loss. So, this method is not suggested. Actually, it is not that complicated to extend system partition for Windows 7. If users own MiniTool Partition Wizard, they can accomplish extending system partition for Windows 7 easily without deleting partition and booting the computer.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard makes it easy to extend system partition for Windows 7
    MiniTool Partition Wizard is a piece of professional partition magic with powerful functions. After downloading it from the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ and installing it to the computer, users can extend system partition for Windows 7. As this partition magic is capable of resizing partition freely, there is no need to delete the neighboring partition. With this partition magic, we can resize the adjacent partition behind the system partition to get unallocated space.
    After running MiniTool Partition Wizard in Windows 7, we will see the following interface:

    In this interface, find and select the partition which is behind and adjacent to the system partition. Then, click "Move/Resize" functional button. After that, the resizing interface of the partition magic will appear:

    Here, we can drag triangles on both sides of the partition handle to resize partition (the above interface demonstrates shrinking partition backwards to release the unallocated space which can be used to extend system partition). After finishing partition resizing, users need to click "OK" button. Then, user can see changes of the partition, like the following interface shows:

    From this interface, we can see clearly there is an unallocated space located behind the system partition. At this time, users can extend system partition easily. Select the system partition and click "Move/Resize" functional button to enter the resizing interface. Then, lengthen the partition handle to extend system partition for Windows 7. At last, click "Apply" button to perform all operations. After that, Windows 7 system partition is extended successfully.

    Through the above demonstration, do you think it is easy and free to resize partition by using MiniTool Partition Wizard? In addition, this partition magic will not bring any influence on data in the process of extending system partition for Windows 7. Hurry to download this partition magic from its official website.