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Windows 7: Not Able to Create Partition (Shrink Volume Issue)

24 Nov 2012   #1
KEIS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Not Able to Create Partition (Shrink Volume Issue)

I've been trying to set up a 2nd partition to put a 32bit windows 7 on, but I can't.

I'm following a tutorial, I get to this stage:

http://i.imgur.com/VelUi.png

But it's not letting me edit how much I want to shrink my drive by. Even if I manually put in a number, the "Shrink" button is gray and I cannot click on it.

Can someone please help me fix this issue?


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24 Nov 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It would be better, faster and safer to make and use a Partition Wizard Boot cd to perform your partitioning.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Post a shot of disk management so we can advise you.

Is it giving you any amount at all to shrink ?

It`s telling you to do a disk defrag. Have you done that ?

Defrag the disk 2 or 3 times and try again.
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24 Nov 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Use the Partition Wizard boot disk only for safest method: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.
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