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Windows 7: why cant I shrink this partition farther?


20 Feb 2010   #1

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 
why cant I shrink this partition farther?

I'm trying to shrink the C drive to whatever is on there now and leave a few extra GB then clone the drive. It's only allowing me to shrink it to 490gb but only 120 of the 900 gb are being used rightnow.




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20 Feb 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is normal. Halfway between byte 0 and byte n on the disk/partition, the system parks the MFT (master file table). And you cannot go beyond that. There are programs that move the MFT, but I am not sure how safe they are. I once screwed up my system with one of those wonder programs. But maybe someone else has a different experience.
Here is some more on the subject - but that does not mean that I subscribe to their suggestions.
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20 Feb 2010   #3

windows 8.1 pro
 
 

did it with "raxco perfect disc 10", it des it on the next reboot, choosing the option of system filies.
i would suggest backing up your system, just in case. but i never had a problem.

the above program cost is not free, but you can download and install the complete version for 20 or 30 days.
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21 Feb 2010   #4

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

I used the free 'Partition Wizard', worked like a dream
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21 Feb 2010   #5

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KremmenUK View Post
I used the free 'Partition Wizard', worked like a dream

Just downloaded acronis true image WD edition... worked amazing but thanks for all the suggestions.
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