Disk Management built-in Windows 7 also called local Disk Management; it is basic management which is used for performing disk-related tasks such as resizing partition (extending system partition or shrinking partition), creating, formatting, and deleting partitions, etc.
The easiest way to access Disk Management Windows 7:
Right click "Computer"→ select "Manage" → Get the new control panel, open "Storage" and choose "Disk Management" in submenu, and then you will get the following Disk Management:
Compared with Windows XP/2000/2003 Disk Management, Windows 7 Disk Management has much superiority because it could resize partition at least. Windows XP/2000/2003 Disk Management only could reach simpler partition creation operation some other basic operations. However, if you are familiar with Windows Vista or 2008 Disk Management, you will know much limitations and Windows 7 Disk Management also remained.
Although we see there is unallocated space, extend system partition option is grayed out because between C: system partition and the unallocated space, there is F: partition:
Create partition by built-in Winnows 7 Disk Management, sometimes we will get following two messages:
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|Features||AOMEI Partition Assistant||Windows 7 Disk Management|
|Resize NTFS Partition(Extend, Shrink)||(limitation)|
|Resize FAT Partition(Extend, Shrink)|
|Convert FAT files system to NTFS|