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Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7


  • At the beginning of Windows 7 installation many users just allocated space for each partition accidently, but in one day they may badly need to know how to increase partition size under Windows 7 without formatting a drive. Let’s see an example:I have Windows 7 Ultimate and just gave D drive (especially for programs as well as their updates) 40GB space at installing time. Now, I dare not install any software and some larger updates can not be downloaded since there is no extra space on D. I just wanna extend the partition in Windows 7 without formatting, because I am unwilling to backup all data, which takes me so much time. So please suggest me some quick and wonderful solutions. Thanks so much.

    When a certain partition is running out of space, users have 3 options in general: delete old or useless files, reallocate space for each partition in the process of reinstalling system, and increase partition size. Among these 3 solutions, to increase the partition size in Windows 7 without formatting is undoubtedly the best one. Deleting useless files just solve the problem temporarily, and reinstalling system requires professional knowledge and costs a lot of time.

    How to Increase the Partition Size in Windows 7 without Formatting


    Both Windows 7 Disk Management and DiskPart are capable of extending a partition, but they have the samelimitations. Therefore, third party partitioning tool is recommended. MiniTool Partition Wizard is the partition program which is easy to use and offers all-sided data protections.

    How to Extend Partition in Windows 7 with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    1. Launch the partitioning tool to get its main interface:

    Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7

    2. Select the partition which needs extending and choose "Extend Partition".

    Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7

    3. Choose a partition or unallocated space to take free space from and drag sliding handle to decide how much space to take. After that, click "OK".

    Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7

    4. Click on "Apply" icon to apply changes.

    After these 4 steps, to extend a partition in Windows 7 is completed. From the demo above we can see the partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard makes it possible to increase the partition size in Windows 7 without formatting. If users also wan to make such a change, try recommended method at once.

Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7 Without formatting how to increase the partition size in windows 7 Reviewed by Anmol Agarwal on 1:28:00 pm Rating: 5

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