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Windows 7: Shrink Volume In GB Instead of MB

25 Apr 2014   #1
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 
Shrink Volume In GB Instead of MB

I've installed a new hard disk drive 750GB and trying to resize the volumes using disk management but the resizing is in MB I can't just simply put the size in GB.

C:/System Files (40GB)
D:/Documents And Settings (80GB)
E:/Personal Files (300GB)
F:/Backup (300GB)


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25 Apr 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, it uses MB. Ten GB is Ten Thousand MB. You have to adjust your thinking to allow for the difference. Do some experimentation with the control and you should get the hang of it.
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25 Apr 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Swiftkidd,

Yeah, you'll need to use the old 1024 MB = 1 GB to enter how many GBs you want.
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25 Apr 2014   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The quick and dirty way is to just add 3 zeros to the end. Brinks way is more precise but if you just want to ball park it adding 3 zeros will work.
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25 Apr 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right - at that scale, ballpark is good enough. All disk management programs I know deal in MBs. That seems to be the standard.
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28 Apr 2014   #6
Swiftkidd

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I was calculating 1024 x 30 (30720) but found I had to add a little extra (30726) to get 30.00GB to show up in my computer plus I'm resizing after operating system had installed so forced to use the Shrink & Extend utility which made it feel little more complicated. I have only just learn that you can only extend partitions if unallocated space is directly adjacent to the right of the partition? Is there a partition manager that can be used to rearrange / reorganize my partition layout? or are they stuck in the order that they were created. Thanks
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28 Apr 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes there is ==> Partition Wizard

http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html
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28 Apr 2014   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

And a tutorial on several ways to use it. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD There are several Partition Wizard tutorials here.
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