I bought a new computer one year ago, which is preloaded with Windows 7. 4 partitions are contained on hard disk, which save data by category. Nevertheless, since 1 month ago, I keep getting the message that C drive is full, and my computer won’t work properly. So my question is: can I take space from other partitions to increase partition size in Windows 7 without formatting my computer?
Maybe, users will be suggested to change partition size with Windows 7 Computer Management most of the time, but this tool works only in specific situations. When there is no free/unallocated space right contiguous to the partition which needs extending, “Extend Volume” will not work. If the operated partition is formatted with FAT, both “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” will be grayed out. Therefore, third-party partition manager is requisite. Well then, which partition program can help increase partition size in Windows 7 without formatting? Try using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
As a partition manager enjoying more than 10 million downloads, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help change partition size (extending a partition and shrinking a partition) without losing any data. Only several steps are needed.
Run MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface (it should be downloaded and installed to computer in advance):
Then, select the partition we will increase and click on “Extend Partition” to enter the next interface (here we take extending system partition for example).
Here, we can take free space from an existing partition or from an unallocated space to enlarge system partition. Just choose according to practical situations. Then, drag sliding handle to decide how much to take.
At last, click “Apply” button to apply all changes. After application we can say to increase partition size in Windows 7 is finished without formatting computer and disk.
Now, it is not difficult to see third-party partition manager is the best tool to change partition size for Windows 7 rather than system built-in Computer Management. Make full use of the recommended software, and you can get a lot.