what is splitting partition?
Speaking of splitting partition, you may familiar with the concept. Splitting
partition means divide one partition into two parts, then one partition becomes two
partitions, which have the same file system with each other. In this way,
you will get more partitions on your hard drive to save data and files.
To split a partition, some people would shrink the partition or volume. Shrinking a partition will decrease the size of it and generate some unallocated space that will be created as a new partition later.
But shrinking partition has some limits: you cannot shrink volume beyond its half size. In other words, if a partition is 250GB, you can only
shrink the partition to 125GB, and it’s not allowed to shrink the partition to 100GB
or less. Therefore, Split partition is designed to make up for the limitation of
shrink volume, or you can say shrink partition is a part of split partition.
Why Split System Partition in Windows 7/8/10?
A user wrote his problem on the forum like this:
From this case, you should know why you need to do Windows split system partition:
maximize space utilization. Besides, there are other reasons that you should split
system partition, get more partitions to store different data in case of virus or
other unpredictable event; extend other partitions.
How to split system partition safely in Windows 7/8/10?
Considering system partition contains system file and boot information, To split it, many people turn to a free yet professional partition manager-AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which perfectly splits system partition as you want in Windows 7/8/10 without having any influcing on system files.
More importantly, it allows you to shrink volume beyond its half size. it’s more
flexible and easier-to-use. You can download the demo to have a try.
Step 1. Right click the system partition usually the C drive in the home window,
select Split Partition at the menu.
Step 2. At the next window, specify the system C partition size to where you want by
dragging the double arrow leftwards or rightwards, then hit OK.
Step 3. Preview the Pending Operations and the changes of
the system partition, click Apply to confirm the
operation of splitting system partition in Windows 7/8/10.
✍Tips: The operation will reboot your computer.
After a while, the operation of Windows split system partition will be finished
perfectly. Moreover, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is capable of merging partitions, formatting
partition, extending system partition, migrating OS to SSD drive, and more. For Windows Server uses, you can use the Server edition to split the system drive.