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Windows 7: Shrink Volume

07 Sep 2012   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Shrink Volume

Hi Folks,

My image shows the present settings for my friends new pc.
How do I shrink the volume without affecting the pc to add one new partition only giving me a C:drive about 50-75gb.

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07 Sep 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

In the past, I've tried to change partition sizes or add partitions. I've had to run Disc Defrag before Windows would allow the partition to be shrunk.
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07 Sep 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows Disk Management will likely limit how much you can shrink.

Instead, go here:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

And download the last file--the bootable disk version. Partition Wizard is the best tool for the job.
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07 Sep 2012   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

This is what I've tried sofar. I used Disk Management in Device Manager & Command Prompt run as Admin., & got nearly a split result each time i.e. 700gb each. Will try your link. Any tips would be appreciated.
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07 Sep 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
This is what I've tried sofar. I used Disk Management in Device Manager & Command Prompt run as Admin., & got nearly a split result each time i.e. 700gb each. Will try your link. Any tips would be appreciated.
That's not surprising. Windows doesn't like to move certain files, which can prevent you from shrinking as much as you like.

Partition Wizard bootable disk is the tool to use. It's quite self-explanatory, but there is a tutorial on this site for it.
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07 Sep 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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08 Sep 2012   #7
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
This is what I've tried sofar. I used Disk Management in Device Manager & Command Prompt run as Admin., & got nearly a split result each time i.e. 700gb each. Will try your link. Any tips would be appreciated.
That's not surprising. Windows doesn't like to move certain files, which can prevent you from shrinking as much as you like.

Partition Wizard bootable disk is the tool to use. It's quite self-explanatory, but there is a tutorial on this site for it.
Yes, I found the tutorials after posting. Many Thanks.
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