When allocate unallocated space in Windows 7?
Unallocated space is the free storage of your hard drive that you haven’t put into
use. Leaving unallocated space on the hard drive and let it alone actually is a kind
of wasting. There are many situations that could result to unallocated space
appearing on your hard drive. You may check that in Disk Management by typing
diskmgmt.msc in the Run box. It often shows up at the end of your
hard drive and behind all partitions.
If you clone small hard drive to larger one through sector by sector clone method,
chances are that you will get unallocated space
after cloning, because you make an exact duplication of the previous
partition state. So the redundant disk space turns to be unallocated space. Another
situation that you may get unallocated disk space is that more than 2 TB capacity
storage on MBR disk. MBR type disk has the limitation and cannot support hard drive
that is over 2 TB. Under this circumstance, you cannot assign unallocated space to
partition in Windows directly unless you convert
MBR disk to GPT. What’s more, the deleted data partition will automatically
become unallocated space. All in all, no matter what lead to unallocated disk space,
you have to figure out how to allocate unallocated space in Windows 7 (Home Basic),
8, and Windows 10.
How to allocate unallocated disk space in Windows 7?
Generally, you will think about allocating unallocated disk space in Windows 7 using
Windows built-in utility Disk Management. Have to say that it indeed is a practical
solution. First, start Disk Management using above method and right click the
partition that next to the unallocated space. Then select “Extend Volume” to enlarge
Steps are quite easy yet this has requirements to the location of unallocated space.
That is to say, the unallocated disk space has to adjacent to the target partition
that you plan to resize. Otherwise, the “Extend Volume” will gray out. Besides, it
is possible that several unallocated space distribute separately among partitions.
Therefore, how do you assign them to one same partition say C drive all at once? It
is time to turn to powerful third-party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant is reliable partitioning software that will help you solve
the question of how to assign unallocated space to partition in Windows 7, 8, 10,
Vista and Windows XP. It has user-friendly and graphical interface with easy-to-use
wizards. It allows you to allocate all unallocated disk space wherever it locates to
partition at a time. Download it and have a try.
How to allocate unallocated hard drive space in Windows 7 via AOMEI Partition
1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the partition you
want to add unallocated space to, and select “Merge Partitions”. Take allocate
unallocated space to C drive for example.
2. Select all unallocated space you want to merge from and click “OK”.
3. What shows up in front of you now is the virtual result of above operations.
Click “Apply” to make it real.
In conclusion, it is simple to solve the puzzle of how to allocate unallocated space
in Windows 7 as well as other OS versions. In fact, AOMEI Partition Assistant has
many other helpful features that can solve practical issues. For instance, you can
merge two partitions together to make
full use of disk space. If you’re running Windows 10, you can install
Windows 10 to external hard drive with the help of this software. More
importantly, it can assist you move OS to SSD when upgrading hard drive.