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Distribution: Slackware 14 is Main OpSys on Main PC, 2ndary are OpenSuSe 13 and SolydK
More information is needed on the partitioning because with Slackware on it's own partition, it should have no effect on Windows at all unless the Windows partition is now crowded. So first and easiest, please report how much free space in on Win 7 drive.
More in depth method would be to use a proper partitioning tool. It is absolutely safe as long as you don't Commit or Apply any changes. Personally, I would use a LiveCD like Puppy or Slax-Remix and run GParted. It will report sizes, locations, and even status including checkdsk (or e2fsck) info. If you are more comfortable with Windows based tools get Hirens Boot CD. It has Easus which is Win 7 friendly. There are some DOS based tools on there that handle both Windoze and Linux file systems. If you're serious about Linux though at least try Linux tools first.