Download Freeware to Resize Windows 7 Partition without Losing Data

Why resize partition in Windows 7?

Many computers are come with hard drive partitioned after purchasing them from the resellers. However, not all hard drive partition layout partitioned reasonable. For example, one of my friends purchased a laptop and they installed Windows 7 and partitioned the hard drive. However, when he checks the hard drive in Disk Management, only to find that there is only three partitions: system reserved partition, C drive with 200GB big capacity and pretty small D drive with 30GB. This is annoying because the D drive for data storage is too small. He wants to change Windows 7 partition size and enlarge D drive or create another new simple volume.

Free software to resize partition in Windows 7

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, the free partition manager, is a powerful tool using to manage disk and partitions in Windows 7 64 bit. It is totally free for personal and home users and also workable on Windows 8/Vista/XP/10 (32bit and 64bit). With its assistant, you can resize partition in Windows 7 without losing data. Other helpful features like move partition, create new partition, format used partition and delete volumes, convert NTFS and FAT 32, etc. are also available. Further, for advanced users, command line partitioning hard drive in Windows 7 is supportable by AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Meanwhile, just doing several clicks and drags, all the partition tasks can be fulfilled wonderfully. What's more, there is no need to worry whether you can operate it or not, because it supports multi-language and is made up of simple interface which is user-friendly. Now, as an example, let's see how to resize C drive partition in Windows 7. Actually, it is the same with other volumes.

Free resize C drive in Windows 7 without formatting

Before starting these procedures, please download partition resize freeware for Windows 7. 

Firstly, right-click C to choose option "Resize Partition".

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Secondly, at this Move and Resize Partition window, lay the mouse to small circle in the right or left until it becomes a double-headed arrow. No matter which position you put, just drag it oppositely. After that, select "OK". If you want to move this partition, tick the box in front of “I need to move this partition”.

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Thirdly, please check the change on C drive and commit the task by clicking "Apply". Then, another window pops up. Click "Proceed" to take effect the change. 


Tips: It will take several minutes and a reboot is required.

After shrinking C drive in Windows 7, you can add it to D drive or use it to create a new partition. To add the unallocated space to D drive, please refer to how to combine two unallocated space which shows combine not only two unallocated space but also unallocated space and existing partition. To create new partition, please turn to following part.

How to free create partition?

  1. Right click the unallocated space to choose "Create Partition".
  2. In the display window, fulfill the exact information of the new volume. Moving and resizing are permitted in the process. If you want to name or select the new volume's type, click "Advanced" button. It will give you more details. Then, click "OK".
    Fulfill Detail
  3. Preview the changes on the disk. Then, click "Apply" and "Proceed" to realize the task. After that, you will see the progress window below, which shows the change is being executed.
    Operation Progress

Tips: The progress window above is the same as resize Windows 7 partition free. Both of the operations do not need to reboot computer. How convenient the tool is!

To sum up, the procedures above is so easy. As we all know, the Disk Management in Windows OS has so many limitations, even for advanced Windows 10/7/8/8.1/Vista OS. As covered before, AOMEI Partition Assistant is also capable of many other things. For instance, you can create a bootable USB drive and operate all tasks under Windows PE mode. Thus, the third party tool—Partition Assistant, is extremely essential for you.