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Windows 7: Can't resize my partition

11 Jan 2013   #21
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nayr747 View Post
I do use TrueCrypt, but my entire system is encrypted rather than a particular partition so it shouldn't be a problem according to that. I would decrypt but it takes about 15 straight hours, so I'm trying to find an easier solution before I try that.
How many hours have you spent so far working on this? Just saying.


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11 Jan 2013   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I agree, if you can`t figure this out, just get your data off the drive and reinstall windows.

I mean if you really want the other partition, that is.
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11 Jan 2013   #23
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

These days I can install Windows and all my drivers in a couple of hours tops. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying. If your prepared it doesn't take that long. After that I just install stuff as I need it. Office goes on first etc. I do everything from thumb drives and that really speeds things up compared to running installs from a DVD or CD.
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11 Jan 2013   #24
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

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So I think... seems like a huge nightmare.... I'm worried.... From what I remember... should I.... If.... in case.... or something like that....
Whatever you choose to do, again a suggestion you first do some serious backup'ing (and\or imaging) before proceeding. The combination of encryption + partitioning + uncertainty makes a dangerous cocktail.

btw, am using bitlocker, for example EaseUS partition can't shrink\expand it directly. Don't know about truecrypt, but googling it it seems the same applies. Do some more reading about Truecrypt, example : public:resizing_and_moving_truecrypt_volumes [schlimmchen]
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11 Jan 2013   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
These days I can install Windows and all my drivers in a couple of hours tops. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying. If your prepared it doesn't take that long. After that I just install stuff as I need it. Office goes on first etc. I do everything from thumb drives and that really speeds things up compared to running installs from a DVD or CD.
I hear ya , I did 4 installs just last nite. After doin so many it`s like clockwork.

@Nayr747 Why are you even using TrueCrypt ?
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11 Jan 2013   #26
gregrocker

 

You should never be afraid of a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as its actually better than getting a new computer considering all of the bloatware which comes larded on them. And if you follow the tutorial checklist you'll have a perfect install and since its a specialty of these forums you'll also have us to help you every step of the way.

The tutorial should not seem daunting because it's mostly a checklist and suggested best practices to assure you use the tools and methods known to get and keep a perfect install.

What's important to remember is that after the 20 minute install to let all of your Important and Optional Updates run to completion after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3), several rounds with reboots. This should provide all the latest drivers not in installer, but any then missing in Device Manager can be imported from the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC.
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11 Jan 2013   #27
arward72

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have noticed that in all the previous posts no one has yet mentioned that if you use a third party defragmenting program and when installing that program allow the option (if asked or even available) to replace the default Windows defragmenter, then possibly the default Windows Defragmenter may have been disabled in the Windows Services.
If so you will be unable to resize partitions until it is re-enabled in Windows Services (set to Manual is fine) as the default Windows Defragmenter is essential for resizing partitions.
I'm not saying this is a fix to your particular problem but rather just another possible line of enquiry on the endless trouble shooting merry go round that we all seem to find ourselves riding from time to time.
Be all that as it may, i suggested as many of my forebears have that you backup any important\personal information to a seperate HDD and then perform a fresh\clean OS reinstall.
It may seem to be a complicated last resort, but as many a seasoned Windows battler will tell you, it always ends up being the quickest and best option to remove oneself from the mind numbingly quirky World of the Windows Gremlin.
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07 Feb 2013   #28
Nayr747

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So I finally got around to dealing with this problem and wanted to follow up with the solution for anyone else dealing with this. Alphanumeric and others were right that it was Truecrypt that was the problem. After decrypting my system I was able to use MiniTool to create another partition. I'm still planning on following the other advice you guys gave on doing a clean reinstall of Windows but I'll wait until I can buy a new bigger hard drive. Thanks for all the help!
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08 Feb 2013   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can always do a fresh install and transfer it to the larger hard drive later using windows imaging.

I`m sure we all knew it was TrueCrypt causing the problem, but thanks for getting back to us and letting us know how you resolved it.
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