Extend System Drive in Windows 7 Virtual Machine Safely

Resize virtual disk in Windows VMware for system

At the beginning of installing Windows 7 virtual OS, there is large space on the system drive. However, a few years later, with the increasing files and programs, some of us may receive the low disk space warning. Then, we may want to use the built-in Disk Management to help us enlarge the system volume. Indeed, we can get some free space from other volume with it, but the option of "Extend Volume" cannot enlarge the system partition when the free space is not right behind it. Thus, the only way to solve the problem is to backup all data and format the hard drive. After that, we must reinstall the operating system to reallocate it. How complicated the procedure is! To some extent, it is a burden because it costs a lot of time. Therefore, we may try our best to find a magic tool to help us resize virtual disk in Windows 7.

How to resize virtual disk for Windows 7?

Is there any way to extend virtual machine C drive without losing data? Can these procedures be simple? Absolutely, the answer is "Yes". AOMEI Partition Assistant is the rightly magic tool to solve all of your problems. Meanwhile, it is compatible with Windows OS and has few steps to operate. Here is the example of adding the unused space from drive E to drive C in Windows 7 virtual machine. Before you do all the processes below, please free download AOMEI Partition Assistant firstly.

Step 1: Install and start this software, and right click drive E. Choose the button "Move Partition" and you will see the following picture. Drag the slider bar from left to right. Then, select "OK".

Move Drive

Step 2: Right click drive C and select "Resize Partition". Move the slider bar or fill in the size you want to enlarge the system volume. After that, please click "OK".

Step 3: You will preview the change on volume C. Click "Apply" to commit the operations and it shows up the picture below. Please select "Proceed" and another window will remind you to restart the system to realize the task, so make sure all your data has been saved.

Click Proceed

It also has other features, like resize system drive, extend/shrink partition and move volume and so on. With this powerful software, you can easily resize virtual disk in Windows 7 VMware workstation. In addition, you can extend virtual disk in Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista, XP using this magic tool. If you're a Server user, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to resize virtual disk in Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 etc. To experience all of these functions, please download it and have a try.