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13 Sep 2011   #1

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 
Want to Shrink C partition into 3 partition but files are preventing

Hello
I really need some help,this is my first windows laptop so bear with me.I want to have the ability to use windows 7 and linux to records music and edit.I read that the best thing to do is to make mhy C:drive into 3 partitions.One for windows(100GB)one for linux(100GB)and the rest open for use in both systems.I went into 'computer' and tried to shrink my C:drive but it would only let me cut it in half.So i followed the perfectdisk defragging methods and haVE done it many times.I followed all the deactivating recomendations per here http://http://thpc.info /how/shrink_partition_in_windows_7_vista.html
except deleting the pagefile.sys cause i think by turning off virtual memory it deleted itslef,i could find it anyways.But windows still will only let me shrink my partition by about half.Can someone please help me?
Thanks!!


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13 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As you've just discovered, Windows 7's disk management is not very flexible.

I would suggest you download the free Partition Wizard ISO and burn it to a bootable disc, then boot into it and make your changes from there.

This excellent tutorial includes the link for the ISO and full instructions on how to use it.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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13 Sep 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
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13 Sep 2011   #4

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey thanks first question what is 'PWBD'?
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13 Sep 2011   #5

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 
I wqil be only recording and editing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
i am going to be using this computer and both sides of partition(windows7/linux) for recortding and editing audio so i have heard virtual machines cause latency and are not good for what i want to do
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13 Sep 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The third best is to use two separate Hard Disk Drives, running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive will not mix well.
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13 Sep 2011   #7

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The third best is to use two separate Hard Disk Drives, running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive will not mix well.
OK so doing a dual boot wont disregard my cache which is important for low latency recording/editing
Thanks
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13 Sep 2011   #8

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 

so can u please help me what is my best option ?!?1
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13 Sep 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themartyrs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The third best is to use two separate Hard Disk Drives, running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive will not mix well.
OK so doing a dual boot wont disregard my cache which is important for low latency recording/editing
Thanks
I'm not sure I fully understand your issue here (ie. my lack of understanding).

You can BIOS boot the two HDD. Booting this way I think is safer and no different to booting that disk as if it was the only disk present. You can access the other disk(s) once booted.
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13 Sep 2011   #10

windows7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by themartyrs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The third best is to use two separate Hard Disk Drives, running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive will not mix well.
OK so doing a dual boot wont disregard my cache which is important for low latency recording/editing
Thanks
I'm not sure I fully understand your issue here (ie. my lack of understanding).

You can BIOS boot the two HDD. Booting this way I think is safer and no different to booting that disk as if it was the only disk present. You can access the other disk(s) once booted.

Ok what confuses me is "you can BIOS the two HDD"what do you mean?I am not very computer literate,will you please give me some further instruction,I am lost here
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