Still a great number of users are sticking using the classical Windows 7 operating system today. When they need to reinstall OS, they keep choosing Windows 7. After the clean reinstall, it is usually necessary for them to repartition the hard drive.
Normally, while installing Windows operating system, it will take up the whole disk space unless you appoint a partition to it during the installation process. Hence, some users will get a system disk that only has a system partition on it. If the hard drive has huge disk capacity, a large amount of disk space is wasted. Hence, you may need to create a partition on Windows 7 or repartition Windows 7 hard drive. In this post, I want to share some useful tips on creating new partition on Windows 7.
Here are two ways recommended, and both of them are free of charge.
Way 1. Disk Manager
Disk Manager (officially called Disk Management) is a built-in tool for you to manage hard drives in Windows. To create partition Windows 7, you should first of all enter this tool. Run “diskmgmt.msc” and you will see the main interface. Then select partition C and choose Shrink Volume. Follow the wizard to get a part of unallocated space by entering the amount of space to shrink in MB.
Next, select the unallocated space and choose New Simple Volume. Follow the wizard to create new volumes with the partition sizes you want. Now all is done.
Way 2. MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is also recommended here to help you create new partition Windows 7. You may ask why I need this software since I already have Disk Manager. What I want to say is why not enjoying a better experience while maintaining hard drives? Download the freeware to have a try now.
Run MiniTool Partition Wizard to its main interface. Then you see all drives connected to your PC are shown in the middle pane. Next, select C drive and choose Split Partition. This will divide the C drive into two pieces. Please customize both partition sizes before you click OK and Apply.
Kind Remind: similar to using Disk Manager, you can also use the Move/Resize Partition feature to shrink C drive first, and then use Create Partition feature to create partition Windows 7.
Tip: all operations related to system partition will lead to computer restart. And if you encounter “No free MBR slot” issue, you just read Fixed – No Free MBR Slots While Creating/Splitting Partition Using Partition Wizard.
Now two programs are introduced. You must have known the ways to create partition in Windows 7. In my opinion, both of them are really helpful, but MiniTool Partition Wizard seems more user-friendly. Now it is your turn to try them out to partition hard drives.