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Windows 7: Disk Management cannot shrink volume enough


29 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Disk Management cannot shrink volume enough

I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?

Thanks


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29 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?

Thanks
Give this a try. A lot of folks here use it. BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
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29 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Vincenzo, also have a look at this tutorial at the link below for some ideas of its uses.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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29 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This Link explains why Disk Management cannot go beyond a certain boundary. But the program that bigmck and BFK suggest is better suited for the task than the ones proposed in the link.
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31 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks to all for the info.
Next time this comes up I will give Partition Wizard a try.
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31 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad we could help and thanks!
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