Considering Windows 7 system requirements claimed by Microsoft on its official website (16GB available hard disk space for 32 bit and 20GB for 64 bit), I allocated 30GB space for my 32 bit Windows 7 installed partition at the beginning of time. However, after using the system for a period of time, I suddenly found boot partition nearly runs out of space. Therefore, I want to know what the most recommended boot partition size for Windows 7 is and how to get it.
In general, we should allocate much more space for Windows 7 boot partition than Windows 7 requires, because updates, caches, temporary files, etc will be stored to this partition unceasingly. And some professionals even suggest allocated 60GB space for it. Well then, how to get recommended size for Windows 7 boot partition when it has run out of space? Users can take available space from other partitions or unallocated space so as to extend Windows 7 boot partition, but unfortunately it is a piece of difficult work for most users. Aiming at this situation, we will show users a quite easy solution.
Some users may plan to extend Windows 7 boot partition by using system snap-in Disk Management tool, but it will not work unless there is unallocated space behind and neighboring to the boot partition. Actually, using third-party partition manager is the best way to get recommended boot partition size in Windows 7, and MiniTool Partition Wizard is available. Next, let’s see specific operations.
Firstly, launch the recommended partition manager to get its main interface:
Then, select the boot partition and choose the function “Extend Partition” to get the interface below:
Next, take available space from other partitions to extend Windows 7 boot partition, and drag sliding button to decide how much free space to take. Then, click “OK” button to return to the main interface:
Now we can see capacity of boot partition namely partition C becomes 38.47GB from original 24.26GB. Please click “Apply” button at this time to apply all changes to computer (before we click “Apply”, nothing will be changed, which can avoid mistaken operation to a large extent).
After application, we get recommended boot partition size for Windows 7 successfully. If users’ boot partition also runs out of space, extend it by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.