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Windows 7: Problem in partitioning the hard drive

04 Nov 2012   #11
mrmah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try third party softwares like partition magic or partition manager


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05 Nov 2012   #12
Tamilarasan23

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

@mrmah: partition magic alone is enough for solve this?please give more details.
Thanks experts,Is there any other way apart from bootable pendrive?i mean any simple software to remove unmovable files?the problem over here is the thread is for my sister's laptop she is living very far away from me and she does not know these things well and we can't meet soon but she need to partition as soon as possible.
Note:we did paging disable,hibernate file disable,disk cleanup and defragmentation now the memory is little bit increased from 21 gb into 29 gb.
If any user friendly software is available to solve this thread please let me know experts.
Thanks in advance
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05 Nov 2012   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Tamilarasan23,

You seem to have guided your sister most effectively by a rigourous procedure of dealing effectively with the inadequacies of shrinking the Windows 7 system partition as per the procedure outlined here Working Around Windows Vista’s "Shrink Volume" Inadequacy Problems - How-To Geek

If everything has been done as per the above procedure the only thing that can stand in the way to get maximum possible shrinkage is the MFT as outlined there. You might have perhaps missed defragmenting it with the trial version of the Raxco's Perfect Disk. Download the 30 day trial version here Defrag & Fragmentation Prevention - PerfectDisk 12.5 Pro and defragment.

(I had personally gone through this rigourous procedure - which I consider the best way - long back and had never tried the Partition Wizard but when other experts here say that that is the easiest way, you can count on it. I did not mention this procedure- though it was just a click away in my store - because of this. )
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05 Nov 2012   #14
Tamilarasan23

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks Jumanji we will try as per your instruction and let you know if we encounter the problem again.
yesterday i tried with above How to greek link procedures and i could not follow some osf them because it was for vista,we using windows 7,could you please give link for Windows 7?
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05 Nov 2012   #15
mrmah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dear Tamilarasan23,

Partition magic is more powerfull than the windows disk manager, download it and give it a try it has alot of features.
you can download it from here: Download Partition Magic 8.0
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05 Nov 2012   #16
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ The reign of PowerQuest's PartitionMagic8 (gobbled up later by Symantec/Norton) has ended with Windows XP.

Quote from the website you had referenced:

It does not run on Windows 7 or Windows Vista. However, it can manage partitions on both of these operating systems if it is started from a compatible OS, such as Windows NT, Windows XP or Windows 2000.

It only allows you to create rescue disks using floppy disks, which many computers don’t have anymore.

Well. I did use it till XP. I even made a bootable CD out of the bootable floppies after a lot of research and still have it. ( In the initial days of Windows 7, I did try it and it mucked up all the partitions and then I had to go many an extra mile to undo it.) Pray tell us how to use it in Windows 7. Try yourself and let us know.
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05 Nov 2012   #17
mrmah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 Nov 2012   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^Any reasons why not MiniTools Partition Wizard as suggested herein early on?
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