Many brand name computer users, no matter a laptop or a desk top, were always puzzled by the same things. When they get a new computer, they may find that the hard disk has been partitioned already by the manufacturers. However, the partition seems not to be logical. There are two situations, one is set up only one big drive, another is set up a small system partition C: drive and a big data partition. In both situations, users are not satisfied. They have to shrink volumes on Windows 7 at first and then create or extend partitions.
Shrink volume with Disk Management
Compare with Windows XP, as we know the Disk Management in Windows 7 has added two extra features “extend/shrink volume”. By using those two features, resize partition is apparently feasible. Let’s examine ways to shrink volume in Windows 7 with Disk Management
Step1. Run the Disk Management, right click the partition you would like to shrink and choose “shrink volume” (here we select F: partition)
Step2. In the pop-up window, you can only enter the amount less than available shrink space. After inputting the required amount of space, click the “Shrink”.
You will discover there’s new unallocated space behind F: drive, then the operation has been done. Try free download partition magic for win 7
Note: You are able to only shrink volume that is NTFS file system. In addition, if you’re shrinking volume without file system, the probabilities that your data could easily get destroyed are higher.
Aomei Partition Assistant Pro Edition to Shrink Windows 7 Volume
As above mentioned, we were able to know you will still find some limitations and risks to shrink volume on Windows 7, let alone to extend system partition or other partition managements. Thus, many technicians strongly suggest using Aomei Partition Assistant Pro Edition to help you to fix partition problems, including low disk space and drive running out of space, all of the problems can be solved in a few minutes. This partition utility is easy to use even for a fresh bee and it supports all the Windows operating system and all the file system. No need to to be concerned about your data loss during your operation. From the main interface of Aomei Partition Assistant, each feature could be seen clearly as following:
Shrinking volume in Windows 7 is just a piece of cake for Aomei Partition Assistant. Why not give up the insecure and complicated partition utility? Why not choose other more powerful windows 7 partition manager? You only need to free download right now and let all partition problems go to the hell.
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