How to Split Large Partition Containing Windows 7

Why split partition?

If you have only one partition of 80 GB on which Windows 7 is installed, and now you want to split partition to create partition from this hard disk. What would you do?

This might be a common problem for most users because when they purchased the computer there is only one partition. System programs and personal data are included in one partition. This is not suitable to some people's habits as HDD is commonly divided into C:, D: and E:. Another disadvantage is that this kind of mixed state of system program and personal data is not secure enough to protect data from being lost. For example, if your computer is under virus attack and you can't boot the system. Then you may possible need to reinstall the system. However, your personal photos, personal working files, videos or games will lose after you install the system again.

Exactly! Because that if you have two or more partitions to keep your personal data, you don't have such kind of problem. It is the advanced operation to optimize your computer in partition management.

Quickly split partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant

The main big problem is that this large partition contains Windows 7 and now you would to split it into two or more partitions without reinstalling the system. If you try AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition, it will be just a piece of cake. The whole process on how to do this is delicately explained in this article. Please free download partition magic to have a try first.

Please see the step by step instructions:
Below will split the system partition C: into two partitions (C and D).

1. The system volume C: is a large partition (about 80GB), and there is only one system partition (Except E: System Reserved Partition--only about 95MB) on the disk. Here is AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition main interface:

AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition

2. Right click C: partition, and choose "Split Partition" in the drop-down menu.

Split Partition

3. In new window, specify the related information for the new partition which will be split from C: system partition.

New Partition Info

4. Back to the main interface, you will find the Drive C: has been divided into two partitions. The partition D: is a new drive. Please click "Apply" on toolbar to commit the split partition operation to physical disk. After applying the operations, you could see that there is a new partition D drive.

New Partition

Save money tips:
1. For Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000 32 bit home users, free partition manager is available for splitting partition well.
2. Partition manager server tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition provides powerful partition management for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 both 32 and 64 bit.
3. AOMEI Partition Assistant Unlimited Edition and Technician Edition allow unlimited license and usage in one company or several companies, both of them cover all the features on partition management.

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