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Windows expand partition

  • This picture is the logo of Windows operating system by Microsoft. With the development of computer hardware and software technology, Windows operating system has developed from the first Windows 1.0 to Windows 95, NT, 97, 98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 as well as various server editions. Microsoft is trying its best to improve and promote Windows OS. However, even though Windows is so developed, it has a weakness that its built-in disk management tool often disappoints users a lot. Windows 7 built-in disk management tool does have the function to expand partition, but actually this function is rather unpractical.

    With Windows 7 built-in disk management tool, users can only expand partition backwards. If unallocated space is in front target partition, this tool will be unable to realize expanding partition. We have to resort to third-party partition magic. It is suggested to use the free partition magic developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. – MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to expand partition in Windows 7
    Firstly, we should visit official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ for free download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard. After launching, we will see the following interface:



    This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Select the target partition, and then click "Move/Resize" button:



    In this interface, we can drag partition handle border or input detailed value in textbox to expand partition. Here we should drag the left partition handle border leftwards to expand partition (This can't be done by Windows 7 built-in disk management tool). After setting, click "OK" button to return to main interface.



    In main interface, we can find that the target partition in "Disk 1" area has been expanded. And in "Operations Pending" area, there is one pending operation. After making sure about the setting, click "Apply" button to execute. Then we have successfully finished expanding partition in Windows 7.

    Through this demonstration, we can find how powerful MiniTool Partition Wizard can be. Actually, expand partition in Windows 7 is only one small part of MiniTool Partition Wizard. This software also has many other partition management functions including create partition, format partition, merge partition, delete partition, and copy partition, etc. It can be the best choice for server users to manage disk and partition efficiently.