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Windows 7: Can't shrink volume.


12 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 
Can't shrink volume.

I'm on Windows 7 now, and wanted to have Windows XP too.
So I decided to make another partition and install XP on that.

But the problem is I can't shrink the volume, it will give me this error all the time.
The Virtual Disk service and everything connected to that is enabled and running.

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^Thats the error.

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12 Aug 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatashi View Post
I'm on Windows 7 now, and wanted to have Windows XP too.
So I decided to make another partition and install XP on that.

But the problem is I can't shrink the volume, it will give me this error all the time.
The Virtual Disk service and everything connected to that is enabled and running.

.
^Thats the error.
You cant shrink the OS partition from within itself. To shrink that you need a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite
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12 Aug 2010   #3

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you got the right drivers installed?
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12 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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12 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 

I'm trying to shrink D.
And I only have a few games on there :S.
But thanks for the suggestions, I will try it.

PS: When I try to make a partition the maximum size can only be 8mb..
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12 Aug 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
PS: When I try to make a partition the maximum size can only be 8mb..
That is not unusual for Disk Management. The MFT is in the way and DM cannot move it. That's why I suggested the program above.
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13 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
 
 

Yes, I tried it, and it worked.

Thank you for all the suggestions.
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