If there is a very large partition on Windows 7 and it has much spare space and users want to split it into two smaller ones for convenience in data storage, there are two methods available. One is to use Windows 7 disk management tool and the other is to use Windows 7 partition magic. The operations are simple. If users want to perform operations by using the built-in disk management tool, please follow the following procedures.
1. Right click Computer and then click “Manage” in the popping up menu.
2. Click “Disk Management”.
3. Select the target partition and then right click mouse.
4. Click “Shrink Volume” function and then shrink the partition according to practical needs.
5. Use the shrunk free space to create a new partition.
And if users want to split partition on Windows 7 more easily, professional partition magic for Windows 7 can be used. But there are many partition magic, some of them are not professional enough, if you get a bad one, it may lead data loss, so we should pay much attention on choosing partition manager. And here, based on my owe experience, MiniTool Partition Wizard is a professional one, here we are going to show how to split partition on Windows 7 with it(it is free for home user).
Using partition magic to split partition on Windows 7
Please visit its official home page to download the professional partition magic for Windows 7 and then install it. After the preparation, please launch the partition magic and users will see its main interface.
Take splitting Partition G: for example. Select the partition and then right click mouse. And users should click “Split” function in the popping up menu.
Please drag the middle button to resize partitions or users can also enter exact values in the textboxes below to split partition. Then click “OK” to go back to its main interface.
Check the two partitions. If the result is desired, please click “Apply” to execute the operation.
Through so simple operations, we have split partition on Windows 7 successfully. The operations are also so simple
However, besides splitting partition, this professional partition magic can also merge partitions, copy partition, move partition and so on, which can not be realized by Windows 7 disk management tool. And in addition to Windows 7, it supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 8 as well. Therefore, if Windows users want to realize finer partition management, this comprehensive partition magic will be the best choice.