Splitting partition is to divide a large partition into two smaller ones. If users want to split partition on Windows 7, the free partition magic downloaded from http://www.partitionwizard.com can be used. We will show detailed procedures.
After installing the free partition magic, launch it. Users will see the following interface.
Select the partition that will be split and right click mouse. Then click “Split” function in the menu popping up. The following interface will be shown.
In this interface, please drag the middle button to resize the two partitions, or users can also input exact values in the textboxes below to resize partitions. After that, please click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Check the result. If it is desired, please click “Apply” to execute the operation, finishing splitting partition on Windows 7.
Splitting partition on Windows 7 with disk management tool
Since Windows 7 disk management tool is able to shrink partition and create partition, we can also realize splitting partition with the two functions. Detailed procedures are shown below.
- Launch disk management tool (Select computer icon and right click mouse; then click “Manage” -> “Disk Management”).
- Select the large partition that will be split and right click mouse.
- Click “Shrink Volume” function to get free space.
- Create a new partition with the unallocated space.
The above demonstrates another method for splitting partition on Windows 7.
Users can choose a more suitable method for splitting partition on Windows 7 according to practical situations. But if users want to perform comprehensive partition management on Windows 7, the free partition magic is recommended because it also can format partition, delete partition, move/resize partition, extend partition, split partition, copy partition, align partition, and so on. For more information, please visit other pages on this website.